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

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Mon Jul 13 22:07:55 CDT 2009


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Bruce Dubbs wrote:
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> http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/rs-editedjl-or-an-po-1127/
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http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/07/12/0611201/Cruising-Fishermans-Wharf-For-New-Passports-Serial-Numbers?from=rss

TFA: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,531720,00.html


Another: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090712/D99CRDAG0.html
Teh Yoo Toob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isKnDiJNPk

Does not bode well for them being safe... I doubt there were lots of
open passports, but it's possible. Unless these were the drivers licenses.

And then of course there's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X034R3yzDhw

RFID is inherently insecure. I can see it being quite useful regarding
replacing barcodes. like for purchasing, but not for storing personal
information and/or credit card info.

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