Hackers demo cloning implanted RFID chip

July 25th, 2006

RFID tag
Annalee Newitz and Jonathan Westhues demonstrated how easy it is to clone an implanted RFID chip at the HOPE number 6 Conference in New York last week. Newitz had a VeriChip RFID chip implanted in her arm and Westhues read the tag’s unique ID with a portable reader hooked up to his laptop, which recorded the ID. It’s easy to program a new tag with that unique ID, effectively cloning the original tag. See this Reuters article for more information.

(Spotted on engadget)