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The insecurity of RFID passports is intentional

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Article from Bruce Schneier’s blog about how he came to the conclusion that the RFID functionality in the new US passports is intentionally weak:

"The Bush administration is deliberately choosing a less secure technology without justification. If there were a good offsetting reason to choose that technology over a contact chip, then the choice might make sense."

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