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Ouch!! Good story from Engadget ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

Ouch!!   Good story from Engadget about RFIDs on credit cards....well in healthcare we need to go a bit further than this.... same technology would not be HIPAA compliant!   Watch and listen to the video..he could walk in to an entire coffee shop and make out with tons of information...scary...but a word to the wise...and to think it was done with an $8.00 item purchased from EBay... gives a bit more credibility to storing records online perhaps...and then...who do you trust?  Imagine sitting in the lobby of your physician's office and someone coming in and doing a blanket rip of insurance cards...they would have all the insurance and policy information along with your name for some potential identify theft action...USB stick with encryption is looking better too....BD  

  http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/19/rfid-credit-cards-easily-hacked-with-8-reader

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