Flaw exploited in RFID-enabled passports
Charley Reese / LewRockwell.com | October 28 2006
Security researchers have released proof-of-contact code that they say enables an attacker to read the passport number, date of birth, and passport expiration date from passports with RFID tags enabled.
Researcher Adam Laurie, known for his proof-of-concept attacks on Bluetooth-enabled devices , reported the new code on the Bugtraq mailing list Friday afternoon.
This is the latest in a series of security questions leveled against wide-scale adoption of RFID tags, which have raised privacy and security concerns . Earlier this week, researchers at the University of Massachusetts revealed flaws in RFID-enabled, or so-called contactless, credit cards.
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