Wired berichtet über die Ankündigung des deutschen Security-Consultants, Lukas Grunwald, dass der RFID-Chip in dem „fälschungssicheren“ neue Pass relativ leicht zu fälschen sein soll: Hackers Clone E-Passports.
In a demonstration for Wired News, Grunwald placed his passport on top of an official passport-inspection RFID reader used for border control. He obtained the reader by ordering it from the maker — Walluf, Germany-based ACG Identification Technologies — but says someone could easily make their own for about $200 just by adding an antenna to a standard RFID reader.
He then launched a program that border patrol stations use to read the passports — called Golden Reader Tool and made by secunet Security Networks — and within four seconds, the data from the passport chip appeared on screen in the Golden Reader template. Grunwald then prepared a sample blank passport page embedded with an RFID tag by placing it on the reader — which can also act as a writer — and burning in the ICAO layout, so that the basic structure of the chip matched that of an official passport.
As the final step, he used a program that he and a partner designed two years ago, called RFDump, to program the new chip with the copied information. The result was a blank document that looks, to electronic passport readers, like the original passport.
Da bin ich mal gespannt. Allerdings wäre ich auch nicht sonderlich überrascht, wenn das so einfach klappen würde.