Monday, November 22, 2004

ID Theft Passport Microchip

Microchip passport critics say ID theft possible This USA Today Story outlines how the design in some electronic passports currently undergoing testing, could be read by identity thieves who simply walk past a passport holder with a reader in a briefcase. Security measures are concentrating on making certain that the ID is authentic, with little to no concern about protecting the passport information from unauthorized readers.

Most privacy advocates don't have an issue with verifying identity for international travel. Our concern is that our data is not protected from criminals and thieves that may seek to steal the rich booty of information required to be stored on electronic passports.

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