Not in my Knee…

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… the company will embed the tags into knee and hip replacements and use them to alert patients to any product-related concerns. “Prior to shipping prosthetic parts, Implanet embeds an RFID tag with the device model, serial number and latest info enclosed. Prior to surgery, the hospital scans the tag and IBM’s WebSphere Sensor Events software uploads the information to a server. Patients are then given the tag ID for alerts….”

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Feds forget they carry RFID cards, get a scare

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But despite the fact that attendees know they should take precautions to protect their data, federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader. The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment was stationed in full view. via Feds at DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned | Threat Level | Wired.com. Think about this. You probably are carrying an RFID card with personal information stored on it.