RFID Passports: Are They Secure?

Need even more proof that RFID doesn’t improve security? According to a group of hackers who bypassed an ePassport RFID authentication at an Amsterdam airport, RFID passports aren’t as secure as people think. Using software to design custom identities as well as convincing scanners to accept fabricated RFID chips, the hackers got around security without raising suspicion.

They used an image of the late Elvis Presley for their passport and still, no one said anything. The group has even made their method publicly available, so you can attempt to bypass security at your own airport. Though, I don’t recommend attempting it.  You could end up in Guantanamo Bay.

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