[SpamCop-Social] Re: RFID in a passport
chris.a.wright at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 13:40:50 EDT 2006
> Skiwi on 06/04/2006 wrote:
>>> Repeated attacks on Americans that increasingly clearly are to do
>>> with the RFID chips should show a problem. A pattern would emerge
>>> eventually I'm sure. I don't suppose identity theft would be reason
>>> enough for them to discontinue their use but if there's a huge
>>> increase in it, or of people using info that could only have come
>>> from a passport, maybe it'll give pause for thought.
>> I was thinking more of a roadside bomb hooked to an RFID reader, 20'
>> range, even a car moving at 30 mph would be vulnerable...
> Hmmm...smart bombs that target specific nationals, now that's an
> unnerving thought.
It beats me why we all don't just go out and buy our 'own' RFID device,
one with a greater range, less security, etc etc.
Then when I fly to Iraq, I set it up as an Iraqi national, when I fly to
OZ, I set it up as an Aussie National etc etc
When I fly to the states I could set it up with 'Shrubs' ID code, but
then I am probably more likely to get hassled that way.
You could stick it on your watch so when you pass your passport to the
immigration guy, he gets your 'fake' RFID details.
(In jest of course).
It won't be too long before barcodes are replaced by RFID's.
Could you imagine the immigration statistics for US border entry in 2010.
1 million mexicans
2 million australian
4 million UK citizens
14 million cans of Heinze Baked Beans
400 Microwave Ovens
1 Copy of MS Vista (Beta - remember, its 2010 )
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