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November 26, 2003

Bancroft Break-In: Are We Ready for Prime Time?

A computer break-in at Bancroft Library (UCB) highlights one of my concerns about RFID: many library servers aren't secure to begin with--and that, hand in hand with a potent technology such as RFID (full disclosure: I don't have any indication Bancroft plans to implement RFID), could lead to compromised user privacy. You can read more about this in testimony I submitted last week to a congressional hearing (also attended by the Electronic Frontier Foundation). (I would have been there myself, but a server crashed and took me with it.)

Posted by kgs at November 26, 2003 10:40 PM

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