By Robert Vamosi
October 27, 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,
The Bugtraq post is here:
The code has been released here:
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