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Are RFID tags in danger of being hacked?

This story appears in the February 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Last year, when German consultant Lukas Grunwald announced at the Black Hat Briefings & Training conference in Las Vegas that his new software, RFDump, could rewrite information on RFID tags, the retail community got nervous. Could RFID tags be hacked?

Not likely, says Bert Moore, director of IDAT Consulting & Education, a Pittsburgh technology consulting firm. He asserts that Grunwald's claims are overstated.

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