Sunday, April 08, 2007

How the US Government Makes YOU Less Secure

The US Government decided to create secure passports and insisted that a good number of other countries do the same thing, using the same technology.

These new passports use RFID technology. The RFID chips store lots of personal information, including a digitized photograph and, in the future, a fingerprint.

When passed in front of a reader, the chip is activated and transmits a radio signal.

Unfortunately these RFID-enhanced e-passports can be easily hacked, attacked, and cloned. There have been several high profile demonstrations of this ability.

The US Government has made Americans and their personal information LESS secure.

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