UK RFID passports cracked

Don't forget to read Bruce Sterling's comment attached to the article.
It's a good read.

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UK RFID passports cracked: "Cory Doctorow: UK security experts have cracked the sooper sekure new UK biometric passports. It took 48 hours. With £174 worth of sniffer hardware, attackers can read all the personal information off of any of the three million new UK passports in circulation -- and if combined with demonstrated hacks for reading RFIDs at a distance, this could happen from across the room, or even farther. You can then clone the RFID and stick it in another passport (surprise! your identity is now owned by a terrorist!).
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