Japan Gets Biometric Passports
March 22, 2006 1:20 PM
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Japan starts issuing biometric passports to meet US immigration laws
Wireless identification and tracking has become a hot topic recently, especially in national security -- in any country.
We recently reported that the US government has already been issuing
new passports that have integrated biometric information about the bearer of the passports.
Japan has now
with biometric information to meet the requirements of the US. The US is the most popular destination for visiting Japanese and while Japanese citizens do not require a Visa to visit the US, Japan has ensured that its new passports meet US immigration laws.
Many analysts and security experts claim that while the attempt at creating more counterfeit-proof passports are generally good, using technology that sends information wirelessly can be troublesome down the road. The Dutch passport, which uses a similar biometric mechanism was cracked within 2 hours of use and there is fear that the same will happen with any other form of "transmitting" passports.
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3/22/2006 1:56:23 PM
> "The Dutch passport, which uses a similar biometric mechanism was cracked within 2 hours of use "
The author has confused the issue of biometric identification with RFID tracking. They're two totally separate issues. You can have a biometric passport without wireless RFID identification, and vice versa.
3/22/2006 2:21:46 PM
Yup, I noticed the same thing. Still, they are both being implemented side by side, so the confusion is normal.
One other thing is about the dutch passports. They were hacked in TESTS!!! Not in real world use... BIG difference, and every time I see a post about this, there's the big fuss about the dutch passports...
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