Posts written by Jordan Rinke
Let me elaborate. In a world of security breaches and stolen data I prefer to embrace emerging technology and the security community as a whole instead of hide from it. I was recently sent a link for an NFC Ring with some interesting features. Many, myself included, have tried to create useful NFC or RFID based wearable devices before but they were too bulky or lacked any form of security. John's idea is simple, and hopefully effective: Put your private data, on the inside. It appears to be designed in a way that the private NFC data is only accessible if your hand is open (grabbing a door knob for instance). I find this very interesting for use as another factor of auth that is fun to hack on and easy to integrate. I contacted John with an idea, and fortunately he was on board. DEFCON is next week, if there is any place to test the security and design of a product that is the place. So, the idea is this: Steal my NFC Ring data for $100 of free hosting with Rackspace.