Guardian cracks new biometric passport

It was only a matter of time. The new biometric passport, designed to protect us from evil people with bombs in their shoes, has been cracked by the Guardian newspaper. (Discussion as to why the left-leaning newspaper exposed this scandal before the Daily Mail is for another time.)

The newspaper quotes Lukas Grunwald, founder of DN-Systems Enterprise Solutions in Germany:

“If you can read the chip, then you can clone it,” he says. “You could use this to clone a passport that would exploit the system to illegally enter another country.” (We did not clone any of our passport chips on the assumption that to do so would be illegal.)

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