RFID Passport covers

determined09

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Hello Everyone

I'm applying for my US passport soon. I was wondering if I should get a RFID protected passport cover in order to prevent any identify theft? Thank you,,
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Hello Everyone

I'm applying for my US passport soon. I was wondering if I should get a RFID protected passport cover in order to prevent any identify theft? Thank you,,
You need to be in 10cm to read RFID.

If someone tries to use, and doesn't have matching State ID, and Face... Its going to be a rough day for them.
 

turtle777

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Apr 30, 2004
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If someone tries to use, and doesn't have matching State ID, and Face... Its going to be a rough day for them.
Not sure what you mean.

You need the nine-digit passport number, date of birth and expiration date on the passport to read out a complete passport:

http://randomoracle.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/reading-the-us-passport-with-android-basic-access-control/

I, personally, DO use a RFID protective passport cover.

ePassports ARE vulnerable to to cryptographic attacks.

http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~tpc/Papers/PassportTrace.pdf

-t