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LoRaWAN Security Overview

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Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are emerging to address Internet of Things applications where devices are distributed over a wide area. Think …

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Making the Right Choice: Security and NFC/RFID Tags

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Depending on the application, NFC/RFID tags may or may not require some level of security. If you were only interested in tracking assets, a simple serial number …

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Tracking Baggage with RFID

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No one is immune from losing luggage on a flight, not even the CEO of Alaska Airlines. Delta has a plan to introduce RFID luggage tags later this summer that they hope may significantly help with the issue. …

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Petition to Support NFC on iPhone

NFC is a great technology. It allows us to easily access and share information. Its functionality is perfect for our smartphone-connected world. At …

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Counterfeit Wines, A Multi Billion Dollar Problem

Is your favourite wine real or counterfeit?

Counterfeit wines made headlines in the world of rare wine collecting with two fascinating stories. The first story is the New Yorker's …

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Should Consumers Care About Counterfeit Goods?

We know manufacturers care about counterfeits. High quality counterfeits compete directly with the genuine article leading to lost sales. Low …

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Are Intermediaries in Supply Chains Legally Responsible for Counterfeit Goods?

Trust in the Supply Chain

Intermediaries refer to all parties in the supply chain. They include raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, shipping companies, …

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What NFC Does For Your Phone

The most common use for NFC technology is to turn a smartphone into a digital wallet. It can collect and store the data from credit and debit cards …

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How is NFC Revolutionizing Advertising Campaigns?

The options for using NFC tags in advertising are endless. NFC (or near field communication) is a wireless technology that facilitates fast and efficient …

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Can the Consumer Join in the Battle to Prevent Counterfeits Using NFC?

Consumers search online for authentic products at the very best prices. Unfortunately, they have no way to tell if they are purchasing a knockoff. …

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Alibaba Group Sued Again Over Alleged Counterfeits

Despite efforts to combat counterfeits, Alibaba ecommerce websites reportedly “encourage, assist” fake merchandise.

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QR Codes vs. NFC Tags

QR Codes vs. NFC Tags

In this post we compare two technologies: NFC tags and the well-established QR codes.

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Other Ways NFC Tags Can Make Life Easier

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NFC tags can be used in a wide variety of ways to help make your life easier.

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BlackSeal Gives Valuable Insight Into Consumer Behaviour

Understanding the customer's behaviour is key to the success for most manufacturers. Billions have been spent in research. Countless hours have gone …

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Defending Against Counterfeit Goods While Adding Value to the Consumer and the Manufacturer

In 2013 the World Customs Organization (WCO) said, “Counterfeit goods account for nearly 10 percent of worldwide trade, an estimated $500 billion

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Fake Goods Continue to Plague the Sports Industry

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In a recent CTV W5 Episode investigators highlight the extent of counterfeit goods in apparel, memorabilia and event ticket markets. They highlight a …

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NFC Security Part 1: NFC Tag Reader/Writer

NFC security is highly dependant on the targeted application and mode of operation. This post explores the three modes of NFC: Tag Reader/Writer, Card …

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Tag the World

I recently attended an NFC Forum meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. On my last day in the city I hiked up to Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park. I highly …

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What is the purpose of NFC NDEF Signature Records?

This question was posted a few years ago by Eric Vétillard in this blog post.

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NFC Explained Through Infographics

I found some great NFC infographics to explain the technology. The first one is a comparison between RFID & NFC. It captures the differences nicely. RFID

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What to do with NFC Tags? An electronic business card

Most smart phones (sans the iPhone) are NFC enabled out of the box and can read NFC tags without installing any apps. Naturally early adopters will want …

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NFC use case: 2nd graders Set Up 25 Nexus Tablets in 3 minutes

NFC provides a better retail user experience than Bluetooth LE

With Apple's introduction of iBeacon & Bluetooth LE (BLE) some have proclaimed the end of Near Field Communication (NFC). These two technologies are …

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Near Field Communication (NFC)

My plan is to write about mobile wireless technologies & security. As the chair of the NFC Forum Security WG I come across many interesting opinions …

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