The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 3. Chris Paget, IOActive

By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2008-02-12 Print this article Print

Chris Paget's demonstration of an RFID cloner at last year's Black Hat and RSA Security conferences helped to draw attention to major weaknesses in a technology that's becoming more and more mainstream. He showed how easy it is to build a working RFID tag cloner as part of a larger effort to underscore the insecurity of wireless technology.

It's never easy to come up with a definitive list of IT professionals with the most influence on the way we secure desktops, networks and mobile devices. And limiting the list to 15 hackers is a near-impossible task, but, in my mind, these are the folks who stand out today as stirring the imagination and forcing us to rethink our approach to security in an always-on world.

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