A recent study by researchers at UC-Berkley shows that public perceptions of RFID vary widely, to say the least. While some users of everyday RFID applications like work-access cards or transit passes can offer explanations of their inner-workings, some novices were willing to dismiss it as “magic” or “witchcraft.”
Researcher Andrew McDiarmid offered this insight and more at the USENIX Usability, Psychology and Security Conference (UPSEC) 2008 in San Francisco on Monday. For more of his somewhat surprising findings, click on the mystical portal below:
Read the full story here.