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RFID and CMB Vulnerabilities
November 19, 2006, 8:23 pm
Filed under: Info-Comms, Information Tech, Security, Surveillance

After the Guardian’s exposure of the insecurity of British passport RFID and the marketing of RFID blocking wallets (thanks to Blogzilla for this link), here is a set of resources from Roger Johnson’s Vulnerability Assessment Team at Los Alamos.
Light Blue Touchpaper has archived a set of papers from the Los Alamos lab since they can be difficult to access outside the US.

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Jamming GPS & GSM Cellphones
November 19, 2006, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Info-Comms, Social Networks, Surveillance

Now that your real-time social network mapping is online it is also possible to jam GPS and GSM cellphones. There may well be a large number of situations in which jammers are appropriate but given how many people use (and equip their children with) mobile phones for safety reasons there is something unnerving about the free use of these devices. Perhaps this is the beginning of an arms race leading to dark-alley-deadzone alerts. Continue reading



Real-time Mapping of Social Networks for Mobiles
November 19, 2006, 3:54 pm
Filed under: Info-Comms, Social Networks, Surveillance

A new mobile-phone service. Loopt for monitoring social networks via GPS, has launched. Continue reading