Biometric passport: security in question

Monday, 26 March 2007, 12:30 AM EST

Singapore’s biometric passport could be compromised as it follows the same International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-recommended standard for machine-readable passports as the UK, which recently reported a security breach.

Glaring weaknesses in the UK’s biometric passport system were uncovered and reported early March by the Daily Mail newspaper, in an experiment with the help of Adam Laurie, an independent computer security consultant who specialises in RFID and Bluetooth technology.

At Computerworld.

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