Implantable Chips: The Future of Convenience and Security?
Software Engineer Discusses the Growing Trend of RFID Implants for Everyday Use
Companies are exploring ways to enhance security using RFID implants. By placing access credentials directly under the skin, the vulnerability associated with traditional access cards is mitigated. While RFID implants are not medical devices and don’t require FDA approval, their safety and security are paramount. Harsha Gangadharbatla, PhD, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, highlighted the importance of understanding the potential privacy risks and advertising implications of such technology.
As authentication becomes increasingly critical for preventing unauthorized account access, RFID implants could play a pivotal role. With the potential to replace traditional two-factor authentication methods, these implants could offer a secure and unique way to prove one’s identity. Windall believes that these implants could prevent unauthorized access and data breaches, given their intimate connection to the user.