E-passport Security? Depends On The Country

    Date30 Nov 2006
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Reports from the U.K. indicate that radio frequency identification chips in passports can be cracked. "Smart" passports from Germany and the Netherlands have been compromised as well, according to researchers. However, differences in chip implementation from nation to nation may mean that some passports are easier to crack than others. For instance, British newspaper The Guardian reports that it was able to access the data stored on RFID cards in Britain DIA passport manager David Philp confirms that it is possible to access the information stored on the RFID chips and use it to make a clone. However, the RFID chip in the e-passports currently issued in New Zealand is just one security feature out of more than 50 contained in the passport. Having just a cloned chip isn
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