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

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 15:47:15 CDT 2009


wonder if *accidental* exposure to a pwerful magnetic field would affect an
RFID? c

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:

> 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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