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Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, credit card number, or Social Security number to commit fraud or theft. Using just your date of birth and Social Security number, thieves can apply for a credit card in your name, and rack up big charges before you even know the account has been opened. When the balance isn’t paid, the delinquency is reflected in your credit history.
Some thieves will even call your credit card company and report a change of address on your account, or they’ll access your account online and change the password and contact information so you can no longer access your account. Other scams include setting up cellular phone service in your name or opening a bank account in your name.
Be careful of how and where you dispose of bank statements, credit card offers, credit card statements, or any document that includes your date of birth or Social Security number. Consider purchasing a personal shredder and shredding these documents before throwing them in the trash. If you believe you have become a victim of identity theft, file a report with your creditors, the three credit reporting bureaus, the IRS, and your local police as soon as possible.
Why an EPC RFID tag doesn’t contain more information.
An EPC tag contains something quite nondescript: a 96-bit unique identifier. This is a really big number that will never be repeated or allocated to anything except that tag. Here are the two primary reasons why EPC numbers contain only a unique identifier, as opposed to actual information about the product:
Security: The EPC numbering system has often been compared with the license plate systems that departments/bureaus of motor vehicles use. Each car has a unique license plate, but you have to have access to the DMV (or BMV) database to find out who owns the car, where the owner lives, and other private information. The EPC is the same way. Because it points to a file in a database, that file and the information it contains can be as secure as any other data store. Being able to read a tag number doesn’t matter if you don’t have access to the database to read what information is related to that tag. The Generation 2.0 EPC protocol even allows parts of the 96-bit number to be hashed or scrambled for even greater security.
Delivering a very low-cost RFID tag was one of the primary goals of the Auto-ID Center. In order to get the cost as low as possible, the components of each tag had to be as minimalist as possible. Memory on an integrated circuit (IC) is one component that drives up the cost. The smaller the memory requirements, the cheaper the tag. Originally, EPC tags held 64 bits, but end users and academics agreed that was too limiting.