Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Attack of the Clones?

EKR is the voice of reason when he points out that of course RFID passports are clonable, when he responds to all the press brouhaha about, Lukas Grunwald’s demonstration at Black Hat showing that an RFID passport can be duplicated using off the shelf parts. This outcome is hardly surprising, this is yet another side effect of using an inappropriate technology for an inappropriate situation.
This combined with Flexilis’s discovery that the shielding of the new RFIS passports is completely inadequate means that a passport could possibly even be cloned at a distance.