Great, DHS’s own security advisory committee creates a report (warning – PDF) on how insecure RFID is, and at the same time DHS is mandating the technology in passports.
The Department of Homeland Security should consider carefully whether to use RFID to
identify and track individuals, given the variety of technologies that may serve the same
goals with less risk to privacy and related interests.
But imagine my dismay when the RFID industry didn’t agree 🙂
The draft report concludes that “RFID appears to offer little benefit when compared to the consequences it brings for privacy and data integrity” — a finding that was widely criticized by RFID industry officials when the committee met in June.