Current Event: WarCloning Passport RFID Tags

By rctucker at 10:03 pm on February 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

According to Slashdot, researcher Chris Paget was able to capture many identification numbers from the new passports containing RFID tags while driving around San Francisco. Using $250 of equipment (a RFID reader and an antenna) hooked up to his laptop, Paget was able to read the identification numbers of the passport RFID tags from up to 20 feet away. According Paget, it could be possible to read the tags from hundreds of feet away since they are actual radio signals. It is then “trivial to program” a blank tag with the retrieved identification numbers. It is these numbers that are used in verifying the RFID tag. (Read on …)

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Security Review: Cryptography

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