Those silly terrorists. They may be handy with their guns and bombs, but they will never be able to hack the Gibson and compromise the new electronic RFID passports that will be in affect by October 2006. They wont be eliminating passports all together, they will be embedding an RFID contactless chip into the passport that contains a picture, name, nationality, date of birth, location of birth, and with other information such as fingerprint or iris scans possibly coming in the future. It's a brave new world, people.
All US passports to use RFID within a year [Arstechnica]