posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 07:39 PM
I am curious as to whether they have managed to get around the one glaringly obvious problem with these chips from a security point of view. It's
really not that complicated to get the information out of one and clone it, you can even do this at a distance with the right equipment, I cant see
all our money transactions being managed through them when someone can just copy your chip from across the room.
If you doubt the possibility of cloning the cards then I suggest you look at the following article, its about a real case on the London Underground
where you can buy "smartcards" containing RFID chips as a method of payment for your journeys.
Security researchers hack the London underground train for free ride
In the article those doing the cloning have to get close or even bump into the person who's card they wish to clone but really its just a matter of
higher power broadcasters and more sensitive receivers and you can make that distance greater. Oh and this is only with train passes imagine this with
your whole identity bank account access included.
Even ignoring the security issue I do have problems with the idea of mandatory chipping, I don't know how I feel about voluntarily getting chipped
myself even. It does depend though I might one day find myself opting to have one put in, its too early to tell how things will work out or even if
there i some hidden agenda. I don't buy into the whole mark of the beast thing.