A relatively new security/privacy threat has arrived in the last decade and it’s due to a chip that can be as small as a grain of sand. They are called RFID chips and are a form of microchips fitted with antennas. They have information stored on them which can be transmitted to an RFID reader. The RFID reader can send out a query causing the RFID tag to return any data it contains. Obviously this brings up big security concerns. The RFID tags are being put in passport cards and enhanced driver licenses that are available in a growing amount of states. Some of these RFID tags have even been found to be readable from a max of about 150 feet away.
When you get an enhance driver license they provide you with a privacy sleeve to keep it in which helps to block the radio signal from the chip getting out, but many people have been found to not use them and if the paper had been crumpled at all it may not even work.
What do you all think of this technology? Are we going to far and potentially exposing ourselves in ways we could have never imagined was possible?