Friday, February 27, 2009

Lift Conference - RFID... Watch Out your data!

RFID can..will definitively power the Internet of things, like today, nabaztag, poken, etc, becoming almost low end computers, but the same security issues happening on the Internet software, will potentially happens to the RFID and those things connected.

RFID can't protect themselves... right? So any RFID reader scans can potentially get those information.

- unauthorized tag reading
- eavesdropping tracking
- tag cloning
- denial of services

and even RFID Malware is possible, meaning that a malware can be written to RFID tag, which pushes a copy of your RFID data to backend database, interesting, isn't it?

That's fine as long as the RFID tag was on FMCG goods, but what about RFID tag in your passport?

But a solution is becoming available soon, the RFID Guardian, developed at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which enables security policies, firewall and more.

So keep your cat or dog posted, since most of them are RFID implemented, he might be interested to know that "big brother" is watching him and for the time being go to the Lift videos center and watch the presentation from Dr. Melanie Rieback.

Lift Conference - we are all connected and not necessarily through the Internet!

What are the consequences of all being connected, always connected? Receiving emails at work, sometime even instant messaging, including videos. Connecting with friends at home, sometime even from the office (with the risks of not being thanks for that by the company...), even now revealing our GPS position to all the world!

That means changes, changes to the way we behave in society, the way we work at office (or from anywhere in fact), the way we meet friends and even a girl/boy friend!

That definitively means a change of our cultures, the human cultures... nevertheless, that also change the way human act and consume, so the way they interact or indeed connect with other things, including with nature! Everything we do, they way we care or don't care about those little acts multiply by millions/billions of individuals have an impact on everything!

So everyone, everything are connected and not only through the internet, but definitively through our path to the future, thanks to WWF's last campaign for reminding us!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Do you poken?

Have you seen this new gadget? A Poken, they call it... in fact an USB key which contains your business cards and kind of bluetooth reader, so that when you match your poken with someone poken, they exchange their business cards.

Once back on the poken website, you can save their business cards and connect through your favorite social networks, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Facebook, etc.

You can do this with your friends, but why not with your colleagues or business contacts, even more why not connecting closer with your customers or at least providing them some online services with additional value. The Poken API is there to open your creativity!