New technology has continuously changed the face of computing, and each change has involved an improvement in computer architecture and information processing. There are strong indications that the next paradigm shift in information technology will be kicked off by tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. These lowly devices are being ushered in by corporations like Wal-Mart to facilitate business logistics, but other uses are waiting in the wings. As usual with any technology, criminally-minded individuals have been quick to exploit smart tags for their own purposes. Thus, it is in place to take a look at the dark side of RFID technology to see how it may affect the security and privacy of citizens.