On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 08:42:35PM -0400, Tyler Durden wrote: > One thing to think about with respect to the RFID passports... > > Um, uh...surely once in a while the RFID tag is going to get corrupted or > something...right? I'd bet it ends up happening all the time. In those > cases they probably have to fall back upon the traditional passport usage > and inspection.
Actually, an RFID can be ridiculously reliable. It will also depend on how much harassment a traveler will be exposed to, when travelling. Being barred from entry will definitely prove sufficient deterrment. > The only question is, what could (believably) damage the RFID? Microwaving it will blow up the chip, and cause a scorched spot. Severing the antenna would be enough for the chip to become mute. Violetwanding or treating with a Tesla generator should destroy all electronics quite reliably -- you always have to check, of course. Also, the ID is quite expensive, and a frequent traveller will wind up with a considerable expense, and hassle. -- Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a> ______________________________________________________________ ICBM: 48.07100, 11.36820 http://www.leitl.org 8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A 7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE
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