MOST RFID products – like passports and Oyster cards – leak data like sieves says Brit firm, Peratech.
By Tony Dennis The scandal broke back in August but those affected – like government agencies and credit card companies – are trying to hush the problem up rather than fix it claims Peratech’s Taysom.
The worst offenders are the latest generation of ‘biometric’ passports, he says. These very easily leak information via RFID scanning. And the victims won’t even notice it is happening.
The information – garnered from airports – would be sufficient to enable a passport to be cloned, he reckons. But in Taysom’s opinion, the solution is easy. Just install an ultra-thin switch using Peratech’s QTC technology