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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 21:57:50 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
> 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.


http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/rs-editedjl-or-an-po-1127/

   -- Bruce



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