[LINK] RFID Passports: advertising yourself a bad idea?

Ash Nallawalla nospam at crm911.com
Sun Jul 16 21:13:19 AEST 2006

> From: rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au [mailto:rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au] 

> The valid point of this article has been raised on Link 
> before but it's nice to see it in the wild: even if the RFID 
> passport is not remotely readable, it might be a bad idea to 
> travel around the world with a bit of electronics that says 
> "I am a tourist"...

Would a passport pouch made with closely spaced wire mesh protect the chip
from being detected by these antennas-in-briefcases?


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