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UK national ID card cloned in 12 minutes




UK national ID card cloned in 12 minutes
UK national ID card cloned in 12 minutes



http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/08/06/237215/uk-national-id-card-cloned-in-12-minutes.htm 

By Ian Grant
ComputerWeekly.com
06 Aug 2009

The prospective national ID card was broken and cloned in 12 minutes, 
the Daily Mail revealed this morning.

The newspaper hired computer expert Adam Laurie to test the security 
that protects the information embedded in the chip on the card.

Using a Nokia mobile phone and a laptop computer, Laurie was able to 
copy the data on a card that is being issued to foreign nationals in 
minutes.

He then created a cloned card, and with help from another technology 
expert, changed all the data on the new card. This included the physical 
details of the bearer, name, fingerprints and other information.

He then rewrote data on the card, reversing the bearer's status from 
"not entitled to benefits" to "entitled to benefits".

He then added fresh content that would be visible to any police officer 
or security official who scanned the card, saying, "I am a terrorist - 
shoot on sight."

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