Saturday, December 02, 2006

Nike + iPod: RFID on the run

This has nothing to do with GPS per se, but with tracking and privacy issues. A research group from the University of Washington figured out a way to obtain data transmitted by the iPod + Nike Sport Kit.

The group developed hardware and software capable of tracking a person using the kit and points out the risks involved with open broadcast of RFID-type signals. Encryption required as always but not used in this version of the product. Apple and Nike must listen to this and act.

First seen on MacDailyNews.

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