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Cloning passport card RFIDs in bulk for under $250


Ethical hacker Chris Paget demonstrates a low-cost mobile device that surreptitiously reads and clones RFID tags embedded in United States passport cards and enhanced drivers' licenses. The western travel hemisphere initiative

How to hack RFID-enabled credit cards for $8


A number of credit card companies now issue credit cards with embedded RFIDs (radio frequency ID tags), with promises of enhanced security and speedy transactions. But on today's episode of Boing Boing tv, hacker and inventor Pablos Holman shows Xeni how you can use about $8 worth of gear bought on eBay to read personal data from those credit cards -- cardholder name, credit card number, and whatever else your bank embeds in this manner. Fears over data leaks from RFID-enabled cards aren't new, and some argue they're overblown -- but this demo shows just how cheap and easy the "sniffing" can be. This episode is part of our ongoing series of interviews with some of the thinkers, hackers, and tinkerers at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference this year. [all via BoingBoing)

The Last HOPE


We all knew these days would come. The Last HOPE is the seventh Hackers On Planet Earth conference. Join the rest of the hacker community from around the world July 18 to July 20, 2008 for this momentous occasion at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

There will be three days and nights of speakers along with all sorts of activities to keep you entertained and enlightened. We have a tremendous amount of space for us to make use of and it's all right in the middle of the city, across the street from Penn Station. You still have time to get involved in this historic event, whether by attending, volunteering, speaking, or creating something new that none of us have thought of yet.

The Last HOPE. If you miss this one, there's nothing left to say. visit

iPhone Independence Day


Jon Lech Johansen’s blog

Jon found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to NSA AT&T. The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work.