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[Dataloss] British RFID passports cracked
From: Chris Walsh (cwalshcwalsh.org)
Date: Fri Nov 17 2006 - 09:45:26 CST
Adam Laurie has cracked British RFID passports.
Although a strong crypto algorithm is used to protect the biometric
data on the passport, the encryption key used is very poor indeed.
It is therefore possible to guess the key and decrypt the traffic.
This means that it is possible to clone passports, and illicitly
obtain biometric data on passport holders.
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