Thursday, August 7, 2008

British E-Passports Cloned by Researcher

Those 3,000 stolen blank British passports can't be used for international travel, can they? Supposedly not, since the RFID chip in the e-passport can't be cloned or manipulated.

But now it looks like they can, in fact, be fiddled with well enough to be accepted.

New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports.

Read the whole story at the UK Times Online.

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