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Re: RFID enabled e-passport skimming proof of concept code released (RFIDIOt)
From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein () csuohio edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:10:26 -0500
That article focuses on Dutch passports, but in the US it's essentially
The Passport number
a 10 digit number (I don't know where they start, but it certainly
The Date Of Birth of the holder
about 32,000 possibilities (assuming < 90yrs old)
The Expiry Date of the Passport
Passports are vaild for 10 years (for an adult in the US), and
expiration is just MM/YYYY .. so that's only 120 possibilities.
A very small dictionary for "brute force" indeed, and I'd be happy to
code such a routine.
Does anyone know if the chips in the latest passports (USA issue)
prevent this sort of thing, or can you try keys as fast as the RF
interface will permit?
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