RFID company: New e-Passport can trigger a bomb

Things are going on related to new biometric e-passports. This news published recently is worth of checking:

…group of security experts says the American passports could be used as potential bomb triggers.

There is a summary, technical analysis [PDF] and video “RFID Passport Shield Failure Demo” of 4min 28sec available from firm Flexilis.

We have switched to new biometric passport [picture] here in Finland today. Although The Ministry of the Interior declares that the case mentioned (passport about a half inch open) is not related to Finnish version of passports I have not so safety feeling…

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  • achtung

    Pathetic (I mean those guys).