Ski resorts are turning on their snow guns and will soon turn on their RF guns. We will be ski and riding soon. When looking at these gantries, I don’t think I would refer to the RFID scanners as “Gun Cases”, but I would assume the marketing departments know what they are doing. Right? You can be the judge.
As more ski areas from around the world move to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) they will start to store more information on that chip. Sometimes it is benign lift pass information. Other companies will use it to track your usage data and categorize you in a group or groups. Some resorts may choose to store critical information or a key which can unlock a database of information at a POS (Point-of-Sale) terminal. As Ski resorts and corporations grow their usage of RFID the individual is at the mercy of a CIO (Chief Information Officer) and CMO (Chief Marketing Officer).
I prefer to to have tighter controls on what information I expose.
Hacking of RFID is not that tough. And cloning of your ski pass information isn’t either. A few bucks, and a little desire can snag your RFIDentification.
I use Ski Pass Defender, and I prefer to ski and ride UNTRACKED.
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