RFID e-passports

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Story here.

    Bruce Schneier recommends carrying a copy and wrapping the actual one in tinfoil - probably to avoid becoming a remote trigger for explosives by terrorists.

    The 27 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program include: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.

    Except for Andorra, Brunei and Liechtenstein, all of the 27 countries whose citizens can travel to the U.S. without a visa are now issuing "e-Passports".

    -- Tom
  2. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Hi Tom,

    Here is a place I came across that sells Faraday cage wallets for shielding e-passports and those new credit cards that have RFID tags inside.

    According to this site: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci942282,00.html
    But maybe these wallets or the tin foil sufficiently shield the contents without a ground because the power is so low.
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