Hacking tests begin on national ID database

Monday, 15 March 2004, 3:08 PM EST

Security experts have begun work on threat and vulnerability tests to ensure that the National Identity Register database, which will form the basis of the UK's controversial ID card scheme, is secure from hack attacks and unauthorised internal access.

The threat assessment is being undertaken despite the fact the specifications and design of the database and its security features have not yet been established. No decision has been taken on the nature of the biometrics to be used on the ID card itself, which has not been passed by Parliament.

Home Office minister Beverley Hughes revealed the progress on the ID card scheme in an answer to a Parliamentary Question last week.

By Andy McCue at Silicon.

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