Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Post Titled: "Lukas Grunwald, an RFID expert who has served as an e-passport consultant to the German parliament, says the security flaws allow someone to seize and clone the fingerprint image stored on the biometric e-passport, and to create a specially coded chip that attacks e-passport readers that attempt to scan it... E-passports contain radio frequency ID, or RFID, chips that are supposed to help thwart document forgery and speed processing of travelers at U.S. entry points. The United States led the charge for global e-passports because authorities said the chip, which is digitally signed by each issuing country, would help distinguish official documents from forged ones."

Flaw in logic perhaps: If you were a computer programmer it might be easier for you to hack into a e-Passport chip VS. If you were a forgery expert it might be easier for you to forge paperwork
oh, also- how can I NOT post a link (also to WIRED) called "Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack?" HERE
Which includes such quotes as:
" Judith Reisman of the California Protective Parents Association suggested that more study of "erototoxins" could show how pornography is not speech-protected under the First Amendment.

The panelists all agreed that the government should fund health campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of pornography. The campaign should combat the messages of pornography by putting signs on buses saying sex with children is not OK, said Layden."
Dumbed-Down Verdict: one smartass with a Sharpie and that bumper sticker says "sex with children is ok."

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