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Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah
rMslade at shaw.ca
Mon Oct 27 15:20:02 CDT 2008
Radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) tags used in two new types of border-
crossing documents in the United States are vulnerable to snooping and copying.
United States Passport Cards and enhanced drivers licenses (EDLs) issued by the
U.S. Department of State and state of Washington contain RFIDs that can be
scanned at border crossings without being handed over to agents. The information
in these tags could be copied on to another tag, which might be used to
impersonate the legitimate holder of the card if Homeland Security agents at the
border did not see the card itself, the researchers said. Another danger is that the
tags can be read from as far as 150 feet away in some situations, so criminals could
read them without being detected. Although the tags do not contain personal
information, they could be used to track a persons movements through ongoing
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