New British passport cracked

Friday, 17 November 2006, 4:15 PM EST

The UK Identity and Passport Service website says the new documents are protected by "an advanced digital encryption technique". So how come we have the information? What could criminals or terrorists do with it? And what could it mean for the passports and the ID cards that are meant to follow?

Once the passports began to be issued in the UK in March, we began laying the foundations for examining them.

At The Guardian.

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