Healthcare IT News: If you watch TV for any amount of time, you’ll notice that there are a lot of commercials for wallets and devices that protect your cards from being read by RFID. Like medical devices, RFID was designed before security was the priority it is now. While encryption is supported and is an ISO standard (14443-4), there has not been much in the way of including security and authentication throughout RFID itself.
RFID isn’t as secure as it needs to be on its own. Due to many of the implementations out there, there is a perception that people will read information without being traced, and cause identity theft. Android cell phones have been modified to steal contactless credit card information using the NFCProxy application.