posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:19 AM
I have a question about this policy. Obviously the system has gotten smarter about identity forgery. Checking a license with an offsite backup
database is a great way to ensure security, but how do we beat it? We can clone a license card easily, but the real question is about the picture. Do
they also receive a picture of what your license should look like on the scanner? If it has to match the license, then it would make most traditional
methods obsolete. Say the government only checks whether the license is valid instead of actually displaying a picture of what the license holder
should look like. You could clone a valid license card but swap out the picture with your own. If that doesn't work, we can still use disguises, so
long as they don't check our DNA too. But that will disappear as well when DNA scanners become cheap, fast, and effective.
My preliminary research shows that a scanner can only "see" traditional info like weight, hair color, eyes, etc. So if you found someone who looks
like you (same hair color, height, etc.) and cloned their license card, you could still beat the system.
edit on 27-1-2012 by questforevidence
because: New information