[LINK] Re: RFID in Govt, and in People
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Wed Oct 4 17:56:42 AEST 2006
Was shown someone's new Aussie Passport today and had a giggle at the
"electronic security" implant that contains "all the same information on
the identification page of your passport" which I presume means the Photograph.
They say it's important to keep the passport safe and secure and not let it
get lost or stolen because people, such as terrorists, might assume your
So ya know I couldn't bloody resist!
First some "electronic tests" based on basic RFID principals. Then some
googling to find some nitty gritty, and a short time later some perl script
From 478 cm's away I could read the RFID with no problem at all. At 1000
cm's it was still good. At 3000 cm's no problem. At 6800 cm's it was hit
I'm not even going to begin with what happens after you can read
it. Needless to say, without appropriate protection forget about worrying
about the LOSS of your physical passport, if only the damn thing sounded an
alarm when it was read from nearly 10 meters away, we might be able to
protect our photo, signature and other data that enables ANYONE to assume
your identity with NO EFFORT AT ALL.
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