RFID Passport covers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by determined09, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. determined09 macrumors 65816

    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,,
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    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.
     
  3. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    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/2...s-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
     
  4. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

    determined09

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