However, the passport service said the stolen documents could not be used by thieves because of their hi-tech embedded chip security features.... The passports were the new electronic variety which contain a chip replicating the data printed on the document itself. The Identity and Passport Service said the security features would make them unusable on the black market.Would those be the security features that German security expert, Lukas Grunwald manage to hack some time ago by any chance?
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Passports stolen but are "unusable"?
The report on the BBC this morning is that the Foreign Office have had 3000 passports and visa stolen. I did enjoy the bit that said
Posted by dizzy at 7/29/2008 09:25:00 am