RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a method of wireless data collection technology that uses RFID tags or transponders to electronically store and retrieve data. RFID tags are quickly replacing barcodes as the “identification system of choice” . Since RFID devices are electronic devices, they can be hacked into by an outsider, and their data can be accessed or modified without the user knowing. New threats to RFID-enabled systems are always on the horizon. A systematic classification should be used to categorize these threats to help reduce confusion. This paper will look at the problem of security threats towards RFID systems, and provide a taxonomy for these threats.
Firpo, Daniel; Kang, Woohyun; and Ractham, Peter, "A Taxonomy of Security Threats and Solutions for RFID Systems" (2010). ICEB 2010 Proceedings. 28.