Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Scan This Guy's E-Passport and Watch Your System Crash

Scan This Guy's E-Passport and Watch Your System Crash

I really hate the new RFID passports.
I shouted to the heavens, early on that, they were insecure and easy to exploit.
the EFF tried to convince congress, and other government agency's not to use them

we were ignored.

the result:
I've already blogged about people being able to easily seal your identity off RFID chips. Now this man, can actually modify an RFID passport, to cause it to crash any RFID scanner that attempts to read it. and if you can make something crash you can usually exploit it.

in other words, we are a step away from being able to mod a RFID chip, to make it send bogus data to the RFID passport readers, and make those readers do whatever we want.