Credit cards and passports are filled with microchips brimming with your personal information—and give off radio waves to any nearby sleazebag that wants to steal your identity. A new generation of those chips stands to stop hackers in their tracks.
Traveling abroad is inherently thrilling — but then there’s that interminable, soul-sucking trek to get there. In the future, things might be very different.
The State Department is having some technical difficulties with its overseas passports and visa systems, and while it’s working to figure out the problem, it stopped giving out most new travel documents.
The passport is a bizarre and unique object. Think about it: The goal is to put it in the hands of millions upon millions of people—and for none of them to ever understand the technology that's at work in their wallets.
A Chinese man and his four-year-old son are apparently stuck in South Korea because his son used his old man's passport as a drawing book. Seriously. While on vacation, the kid started doodling over his Dad's passport, decorating it with human-ish and animal-ish figures, a lot of scribbles and some added flair. Cute!
WD's new 500GB Limited Edition My Passport Essential hard drives boast automatic backup, password protection, and will serve as your passport for a far-off land where graphic design is the only law. $120 at Best Buy and [WD]
Tests conducted for the UK's Times Online have concluded that the new high-tech e-passports being distributed around the world can be hacked and cloned within minutes. A computer researcher proved it by cloning the chips in two British passports and then implanting digital images of Osama bin Laden and a suicide…
Beginning January 1 all United States issued passports will include a little RFID chip that has all of your delicious information embedded. The passports with said RFID chips are clearly marked on the front, and the RFID chip is in the back. There is only one fool-proof method to destroying the RFID chip to prevent…
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…