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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Explosive Risks in RFID-Enabled Passports

Security experts speaking today at Blackhat 2006 warned about potential vulnerabilities in RFID passports. Criminals can identify very specific passports from several meters away - which creates a whole new threat: Security firm Flexilis claims that terrorists could build explosives that would detonate in the proximity of certain passports.

Frightening isn't it? Not that this kind of threat would be of great danger to Mr. and Mrs. Everybody, but it's entirely another matter for public or important personalities.

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