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New e-passports easily hackable

Fun at Black Hat:

“Adam Laurie got a similar response from RFID people when he showed you could in fact crack one of those all-singing, all-dancing new e-passports and, more than that, that you can indeed clone those supposedly “unique” RFID chips with a device small enough that you could pick up the information you need just standing next to someone in an elevator.”

Oh dear. So much for homeland security.

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  • http://www.dracos.co.uk/ Matthew

    This isn’t new, e.g. http://www.guardian.co.uk/idcards/story/0,,1950226,00.html from last November. And cloning does not equal cracked, in my view; you can’t alter the information contained on the chip in any way. You’d still have to forge a passport and look like the person – in which case, surely it’s easier to just steal one from someone who does?