[Noisebridge-discuss] RFID tokens

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Wed Aug 26 19:30:52 UTC 2015

Also if you're curious how it all works...


And like Torrie said, it's easier to physically break into the space than
it would be to hack the RFID system. I can tell you that from first hand

On 26 August 2015 at 12:16, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:

> hi, noisebridge.
> i've been super duper busy the last few weeks so I haven't had an
> opportunity
> to show up to a tuesday, but jeez, the meeting notes are way too sparse:
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Meeting_Notes_2015_08_25
> There's also this line:
> > Leveling up the RFID tag and potentially adding anonymity would be
> importnat. Some people care about anonymity, and this doesn't offer that.
> Also
> the RFID is hackable, somebody can listen in.
> What are folks concerns about the anonymity of the RFID system? This gets
> brought up from time to time, and here are the known attributes of the
> system:
> * Only capital-M members can add new users to the system
> * New tokens that are added are anonymous and have a 30 day expiration
> * That expiration can be dropped by filling in some data file with a chosen
> nym and e-mail address
> * nym is short for pseudonym, which means you don't need to give a "legal"
> name or anything, which is also why I ask people "how would you like to be
> identified in the system?" instead of asking for a name.
> * The only people with SSH access to earl, and thus the ability to modify
> membership/philanthropist/user/fulltimeuser status are Rubin, Henner,
> nthmost,
> Patrick, and myself.
> If folks are still worried about anonymity, I'd love to talk about it afk
> in
> the space. That has alleviated the fears of everyone who has had them
> before.
> There's also some small concern in the notes about how hackable RFID is,
> and
> yeah, sure. Its hackable. FWIW, if someone wanted to break into the space,
> the
> RFID system is not the weak point.
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