Passport RFIDs cloned wholesale by $250 eBay auction spree • The Register

rfid_passportI knew it was bound to happen eventually. As soon as they announced they were embedding RFID (Radio-frequency identification) Chips in the new passports my first thought was “how long till someone discovers how to scan that?”.

Chris Paget from San Fransisco already figured it out, and built a mobile scanner that sits in the back of his car scanning for the RFID chips in the new passports. Chris hopes by showing he discovered how to do this perhaps future passports will have better security built in.

Most of the comments on YouTube scream out”Fake!” but then again most comments scream this out on all videos, Is Chris’s method full proof? No. but he simply proves its possible.



Passport RFIDs cloned wholesale by $250 eBay auction spree • The Register.

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