[x]Blackmoor Vituperative

Monday, 2006-12-18

e-Passport cracked in five minutes

Filed under: Security,Society — bblackmoor @ 11:34

Last month a panel of EU experts warned that the e-Passport’s security is “poorly conceived”, and a week later a British newspaper demonstrated a crack. Now another researcher has shown how to clone a European e-Passport in under 5 minutes. A UK Home Office spokesman dismissed it all, saying “It is hard to see why anyone would want to access the information on the chip.”