[Noisebridge-discuss] RFID tokens

Patrick O'Doherty p at trickod.com
Wed Aug 26 19:28:36 UTC 2015

*waves hands excitedly for better meeting notes*

Torrie Fischer:
> 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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