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21 October 2003

nTAG sleep attacks

Early on during the conference, Whit Diffie hacked his nTAG badge to send a sleep command to any nTAG badge in range, effectively deactivating them. As word spread of the hack, people sought him out to sleep their hated badges. Others were pissed that he was turning off their badges without permission; someone asked at the end of the conference if sending a sleep command constituted an attack (When Sleep Attacks!).

From kottke.org (Thanks Matt)

See also: My thoughts on nTAGs at Digital ID World

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