RFID code cracker on show

HITECH passports, touted as an advance in national security, can be spied on remotely and their identifying radio signals cloned, computer hackers have been shown.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, used in cash cards and passports, could be copied, blocked or imitated, said Melanie Rieback, a privacy researcher at Vrije University in the Netherlands.

Ms Rieback demonstrated a device she and colleagues built to hijack RFID signals that manufacturers have touted as unreadable by anything other than proprietary scanners. Australian IT - RFID code cracker on show (, AUGUST 08, 2006)

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