Friday, October 3, 2008

California makes it a crime to 'skim' RFID tags

Just a quick rant: An article over at Network World reports that California makes it a crime to 'skim' RFID tags. pillory

Yes! Another stupid and pointless law.  Since the potential misuse of a cloned RFID is to commit fraud, theft or some other crime, isn't this redundant?  And how about making it illegal to make stupid and vulnerable "security" products?  At least bring back the pillory for companies who write their own crypto and/or implement crypto poorly?  Please?  I want to run the rotten tomato concession stands.