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RFID passports with improper shielding triggers bomb in simulation

At Black Hat 2006, Flexilis inc. demonstrated that improper shielding in the proposed American RFID passports might be used by terrorists to set off bombs that may target citizens of particular nations. To demonstrate this, Flexilis produced a video showing what happens to an improperly shielded RFID-enabled passport versus a properly shielded RFID passport.
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At Black Hat 2006, Flexilis inc. demonstrated that improper shielding in the proposed American RFID passports might be used by terrorists to set off bombs that may target citizens of particular nations.  To demonstrate this, Flexilis produced a video showing what happens to an improperly shielded RFID-enabled passport versus a properly shielded RFID passport.

Video of simulated terrorist bomb

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