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Re: RFID in Passports Could Lead to Identity Theft
Posted by: John Jerney 2004-10-31 08:16:21
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Personal privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past. And helping secure its demise is a technology called Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). I wrote about RFID systems a few months ago, at which time I proposed a scenario in which these diminutive devices begin to appear in all sorts of objects, ranging from currency, postal mail, and even our shoes and clothing. RFID systems typically consist of a small tag containing a microprocessor, a small amount of memory, and an antenna.


Re: RFID in Passports Could Lead to Identity Theft
Posted by: Xyloid 2004-11-05 14:50:39 In reply to: John Jerney
The biggest passive RFID tags only hold 256 *bits* right now. There are active tags that hold lots, but they are the size of a deck of cards. You are just trying to scare people.
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