Did YouTube Demo Mix Up ePassports with Passport Cards and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses?
Some security experts say that recent headlines have confused
The confusion came in media reporting about security researcher Chris Paget, who demonstrated the ease of scanning, cloning and tracking RFID-based U.S. Passport Cards and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) in a YouTube video.
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Call for Review
With the coming of the new administration, the Smart Card Alliance recommends an immediate review of the decision to use EPC Gen 2 RFID technology in
Passport Cards are new, State Department-issued travel documents valid primarily for crossing land borders with
The Passport Cards and EDLs that were the subject of the scanning demonstration use long range, insecure, EPC Gen 2 RFID tags, which lack encryption and authentication.
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