Cloning RFID Passports
It’s easy to clone RFID passports. (To make it clear, the attacker didn’t actually create fake passports; he just stole the data off the RFID chips.) Not that this hasn’t been done before.
I’ve long been opposed to RFID chips in passports, and have written op eds about them in the International Herald Tribune and several other papers.
EDITED TO ADD (2/11): I got some details wrong. Chris Paget, the researcher, is cloning Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant documents such as the passport card and Electronic Drivers License (EDL), and not the passport itself. Here is the link to Paget’s talk at ShmooCon.
Posted on February 11, 2009 at 5:09 AM •
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