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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:44 PM
A link from the last Eff Newsletter I posted:
In May, researchers at the University of Tel Aviv created a skimmer from electronics hobbyist kits costing less than $110. The equipment was small enough to fit into a briefcase or be disguised in any manner of luggage or clothes that could hide the 15-inch copper tube antenna.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:33 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Electronic passports being introduced in the United States and other countries have a major vulnerability that allows criminals to clone embedded secret codes and enter countries illegally, a researcher warned.
A demonstration by German computer-security specialist Lukas Grunwald showed how personal information stored on the documents could be copied and transferred to another device.
It appeared to contradict assurances by officials in government and private industry that the electronic information stored in passports could not be duplicated.
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