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

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Wed Jul 15 10:03:10 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.

Hmmm... I wonder how far I can bend it before there's a discoloration
line in the plastic badge ;-)
(at -least- till I hear the 'snap', right?  *snicker*)

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