[funsec] RFID Feared as Possible Terrorist Target?

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Mar 27 23:32:22 CDT 2007


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Via eWeek.

[snip]

As if RFID chips in driver's licenses and passports weren't scary enough
already, London's Royal Academy of Engineering is suggesting that someday a
terrorist will be able to read personal details from a distance and, given
the right antennas and amplification, set a bomb to go off when a
particular person gets within range.

It's already widely acknowledged that unencrypted data stored on an RFID
chip in a passport can be read covertly by anybody with a pass-by reader.

[snip]

More:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2108437,00.asp

- - ferg

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