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white-hat hacker remotely copies passport RFID chips.
by Engadget repost
Monday Feb 2nd, 2009 9:16 AM
Chris Paget just did you a service by hacking your passport and stealing your identity. Using a $250 Motorola RFID reader and antenna connected to his laptop, Chris recently drove around San Francisco reading RFID tags from passports, driver licenses, and other identity documents. In just 20 minutes, he found and cloned the passports of two very unaware US citizens. Fortunately, Chris wears a white hat; his video demonstration is meant to raise awareness to what he calls the unsuitability of RFID for tagging people. Specifically, he’s hoping to help get the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative — a homeland security project — scrapped.
§Cloning passport card RFIDs in bulk for under $250
by Dan Goodin (repost) Monday Feb 2nd, 2009 4:12 PM