Scary Video: RFID Passports Secretly Copied on a Lovely Sunday Drive

If you have an RFID-lojacked passport but don't keep it in a faraday cage wallet, this video of Chris Paget's war-driving exploits—plucking information off them from afar—should make you think real hard about it. » 2/02/09 3:20pm 2/02/09 3:20pm

Scosche Passport Makes New iPods Work with Older Firewire Dock Chargers

Chances are, if you have an iPod integration system from a few years back, it will not be compatible with the iPhone 3G, Nano 4G, or Touch 2G, which can't be charged by Firewire power. The Scosche Passport is one of the first shipping solution to this problem, an adapter that negotiates power, audio and video from new… » 10/16/08 8:10pm 10/16/08 8:10pm

3M Mobile ID Reader Helps Big Brother Take Your Identity More…

3M's new Mobile ID Reader scans MRZ and RF chip data from passports and visas and immediately checks them against local or international watch lists by using wifi or GSM/GPRS EDGE networks. It seems like a great tool to further make you feel like you're living in some scary dystopian sci-fi novel, especially when you… » 9/27/08 10:00am 9/27/08 10:00am

NY Driver's License Embedded With RFID: Doubles as a Passport

New York is joining Washington State and North Carolina by offering motorists the option to purchase an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) with an embedded RFID chip. The license will enable travelers to pass in and out of Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean without having to use a traditional passport. The DMV also … » 9/17/08 11:50am 9/17/08 11:50am

Samsung OLED Passport Is Perfect for Secret Agents, Plastic Surgery…

For some reason, Samsung SDI and German company Bundesdruckerei think that their new passport with a 700µm (tiny) polycarbonate data page, which contains an active matrix bendable 300µm (really tiny) OLED display—capable of displaying video or text regarding the passport holder—is the next thing in border security. » 5/19/08 1:25pm 5/19/08 1:25pm

Western Digital Finally Pops 320GB USB-Powered Passport Drive

When you saw the news that WD launched a 320GB Scorpio laptop drive, you knew it was only a matter of time before a bus-powered Passport external version showed up. It'll come with WD Sync software (featuring 128-bit encryption; Windows only of course), deliver 480Mbps transfer speeds, and you can pick from five… » 12/03/07 8:34am 12/03/07 8:34am

Truly Portable Western Digital Passport 160GB External HDD

This pretty looking box is an external hard drive manufactured by Western Digital. Here the low-down: it looks sexy in a shiny black casing, and it is completely bus-powered—meaning no need for any kind of power adapter to get this hard drive enclosure to function. Every Dick, Bob and Jane makes an external hard drive… » 9/13/06 12:26pm 9/13/06 12:26pm

Faraday Cage Passport Wallets: Jams RFID-Chipped Travel Docs

Wired News reminds us that today, the US starts issuing passports with RFID chips inside. Privacy nuts will want to remember these Faraday Caged passport wallets from DIFRWEAR. Beats us if it will "foil" (heh, get it?) the radio signals from your travel docs, but it sure beats wearing a lead overcoat through LAX Customs. » 8/14/06 1:01am 8/14/06 1:01am