Forrester Report: RFID Not As Secure As Vendors Say

RFID tags are secure for only a handful of very specific situations, according to a new report from Forrester Research. "RFID is not mature enough yet to protect your company secrets," the report said. "This technology will inevitably bring changes to business processes, but adopters need to anticipate the potential threats that can arise with new changes and know the limitations of their RFID systems."

Forrester says that risks include the lack of ability to see modified data on a RFID tag, passive tags lacking confidentiality protection and an attacker's ability to send their own signals and block others.