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“Researchers find problems with RFID passport cards” (New York Times, others)

“RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the U.S. are vulnerable to snooping and copying … United States Passport Cards issued by the U.S. Department of State and EDLs (enhanced driver’s licenses) from the state of Washington contain RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags that can be scanned at border crossings …”

Extensive media coverage of research by CSE professor Yoshi Kohno and his students includes:

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
KOMO TV
KING TV
Slashdot
RSA Laboratories

Read the research paper here (pdf).

October 25, 2008