[SATLUG] OT: (maybe...) Chips in official IDs raise privacy fears - Yahoo! News

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Mon Jul 13 21:38:42 CDT 2009


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Geoff wrote:
> David Kowis wrote:
>> Be sure NOT to smash your passport with a hammer, it might disable the
>> RFID. (if you get one of the new ones that is.)
> 
> uhm... and that would be a -bad- thing?
> 

I don't think so, but I do believe it's illegal to do so.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.01/start.html?pg=9
"tampering with a passport is punishable by 25 years in prison."

Of course, if it were to stop working for some reason, that's a
different story. RFID can be rather fragile.

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