Whatever technology and encryption you use , it may still be vulnerable to tampering. Especially when money is involved , it is a sure lure for the hackers to find a way to breach your system. A smart hacker may create an ultrasound receptor which might be able to decode your encryption scheme by automated reattempts.
This is a fascinating technology. The transmission range between devices won't cause that much interference with animals and it is true that potential hackers might find it difficult to break through the encryption. But I do want to wait the full deployment of hte technology before rushing into conclusion about its security aspect.
My concern with this tecnology is interference. Animals might even cause interference (lets not even go into the what it may do to animals). It's important to have technology that can work in the ISM band or to get the FCC to designate a small chunk that's restricted to it.
I am surprise that chips supporting electromagnetic NFC are not available now. Maybe Apple is designing their own chip. Ultrasound communication may temporary be used but it will affect animals and therefore will subject to restrictions.
Contactless transactions may take a boost with Zoosh as NFTs are struggling to take off. However, one of the major parameter that will determine its success is security. The perishable ID encryption sounds promising, but could there be ways for hackers topredictthe ID generation scheme.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.