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Jamming (also called radio frequency jamming or RF jamming) is

a deliberate communications disruption meant to degrade the operational performance of the RF subsystem. Jamming is achieved by interjecting electromagnetic waves on the same frequency that the reader to tag uses for communication.[1]
a type of transmission designed to disrupt the radio communications of an adversary so as to interfere with military operations.[2]

Overview Edit

Jamming occurs when an adversary introduces a powerful RF signal to overwhelm the spectrum being used by the system, thus denying service to all wireless nodes within range of the interference. Jamming is classified as a DoS attack.

References Edit

  1. Guidelines for Securing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems, Glossary, at B-2.
  2. The Evolution of Untethered Communications, at 186.

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