Rfid viruses and most popular ways to make money worms

A prankster goes to a supermarket that scans the purchases most popular ways to make money in its customers’ shopping carts using the RFID chips affixed to the products most popular ways to make money instead of their bar codes. Many supermarkets have plans in this direction because RFID scans most popular ways to make money are faster (and in some cases can be done by the customers, eliminating the expense of having cashiers). The prankster selects, scans, and pays for a nice jar of chunk-style peanut butter that has an RFID tag attached to most popular ways to make money it. Upon getting it home, he removes or destroys the RFID tag. Then he takes a blank RFID tag he has purchased most popular ways to make money and writes a exploit on it using his home computer most popular ways to make money and commercially available equipment for writing RFID tags. He then attaches the infected tag to the jar of most popular ways to make money peanut butter, brings it back to the supermarket, heads directly for the checkout counter, and pays for it again. Unfortunately, this time when the jar is scanned, the virus on its tag infects the supermarket’s product database, potentially wreaking all kinds of havoc such as changing prices.

Emboldened by his success at the supermarket, the prankster decides to unwittingly enlist his cat in the most popular ways to make money fun. The cat has a subdermal pet ID tag, which the attacker rewrites with a virus using commercially available most popular ways to make money equipment. He then goes to a veterinarian (or the ASPCA), claims it is stray cat and asks for a cat most popular ways to make money scan. Bingo! The database is infected. Since the vet (or ASPCA) uses this database when creating tags for newly-tagged animals, these new tags can also be infected. When they are later scanned for whatever reason, that database is infected, and so on. Unlike a biological virus, which jumps from animal to animal, an RFID virus spread this way jumps from animal to most popular ways to make money database to animal. The same transmission mechanism that applies to pets also applies most popular ways to make money to RFID-tagged livestock.

Now we get to the scary part. Some airports are planning to expedite baggage handling by attaching most popular ways to make money RFID-augmented labels to the suitcases as they are checked in. This makes the labels easier to read at greater distances most popular ways to make money than the current bar-coded baggage labels. Now consider a malicious traveler who attaches a tiny RFID most popular ways to make money tag, pre-initialized with a virus, to a random person’s suitcase before he checks it in. When the baggage-handling system’s RFID reader scans the suitcase at a Y-junction in the conveyor-belt system to determine where to route it, the tag responds with the RFID virus, which could infect the airport’s baggage database. Then, all RFID tags produced as new passengers check in later most popular ways to make money in the day may also be infected. If any of these infected bags transit a hub, they will be rescanned there, thus infecting a different airport. Within a day, hundreds of airport databases all over the world could be most popular ways to make money infected. Merely infecting other tags is the most benign case. An RFID virus could also carry a payload that did most popular ways to make money other damage to the database, for example, helping drug smugglers or terrorists hide their baggage from airline most popular ways to make money and government officials, or intentionally sending baggage destined for alaska to argentina to most popular ways to make money create chaos (e.G., as revenge for a recently fired airline employee).

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