Are new passports [an] identity-theft risk?

Ian Grigg iang at
Fri Oct 22 06:45:59 EDT 2004

R.A. Hettinga wrote:
> <>

>  An engineer and RFID expert with Intel claims there is little danger of
> unauthorized people reading the new passports. Roy Want told the newssite:
> "It is actually quite hard to read RFID at a distance," saying a person's
> keys, bag and body interfere with the radio waves.

Who was it that pointed out that radio waves don't
interfere, rather, receivers can't discriminate?


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