Its no coincidence that even big events like London fashion week and Glastonbury are beginning to adopt the powerful uses of RFID. 

With RFID helping embrace and tighten security teams, technology has only sped up the interest of hosting these huge events. 

So how can RFID help security? 

One of the biggest problems with large events in the past - have been counterfeit tickets. If you go to any event, or any festivals, you'll see a mass of people outside looking to see off counterfeit tickets for knock down prices. Especially with desperate festival goers, these people usually make a killing. 

A new RFID system allows tickets to embed a secure database which features tiny RFID chips which make forging these practically impossible. 

Not only this, but the RFID tags give the managers full control over who is where, and help monitor attendance flow. Obviously we are against mass surveillance - but when it seems like RFID can do a good cause we're all for it. 

If you're a Malaysian citizen who drives - your privacy when on the roads is about to be worsened. 

The Malaysian Government have just announced plans to introduce a scheme which sees all road vehicles plastered with a special RFID tax sticker. 

While these stickers have the supposed intention of deterring car thieves, monitoring road jams, and controlling road networks - we at Wallet Wall don't see it as much. 

With an untested encryption system, we believe that citizens of Malaysia are far worse - as privacy concerns mount. This would equate to anyone with an RFID reader monitoring who is driving what vehicle - and from afar. 

Now this system isn't yet to take full effect until 2018 - but the Government have plans to push out a pilot test program, which starts as early as next month. Happy days! 

Oh, and if you're planning to rip the sticker off, don't. They're programmed to transmit a warning if it's tampered with, and shatter. 


The DEF CON security event in Las Vegas last weekend saw Francis Brown, partner at security firm BishopFox gave a great speech called 'RFID Hacking: Live Free or RFID Hard'. Brown talked about weaknesses in RFID technology at the Black Hat USA Conference in 2013 where he touched upon aspects such as low frequency RFID and the dangers involved.

However this year he talked about the total opposite, in high frequency RFID often found in credit cards and passports, which can be blocked by our Wallet Wall product.  

"Most people when they think of RFID hacking are typically not the things they really need to worry about," Brown said. "Most people think of RFID in credit cards and mobile payments, and those really aren't huge risks."

RFID Cloning Weaknesses

Brown mentions that the dangers revolve around malicious strong high distance readers which can read and then clone an entry card and then gain access to physical hardware. 

Our top tip is to always carry your entry card in your Wallet Wall if you work in relevant sectors, in order to prevent such a thing happening.

"Basically what the system does is it checks your RFID card information to see if you belong in the building, and then it checks to see if the finger you are using is the same fingerprint that is stored on the card," Brown explained. "So if I stole your card, I'd make a copy of your card, then I'd switch out your fingerprint with my fingerprint, and then the system would just verify my fingerprint with the stolen copied card."