Sunday, August 16, 2009

Just Shoot Me!!!

Do you really want your medical records online where an expert hacker can obtain them in 12 minutes? JC

New ID cards are supposed to be 'unforgeable' - but it took our expert 12 minutes to clone one, and programme it with false data

By Steve Boggan
Last updated at 9:42 AM on 06th August 2009

  • Adam Laurie is no ordinary hacker. In the world of computing, he is considered a genius - a man whose talents are used by government departments and blue-chip companies to guard against terrorists and cyber-criminals.

But even by his standards, what he is about to demonstrate is mind-boggling - and deeply disturbing.

Laurie is holding one of 51,000 ID cards issued by the Home Office to foreign nationals currently working or studying in Britain.

© Janet Crain

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