Fighting technology with technology

In the January 2007 issue of Wired magazine there is a rare gem of an article: How to disable the newly required RFID chips in US passports (a tech that has privacy concerns up the wazoo and has already been hacked across the pond).

What makes this a gem is the solution: a good ol’ fashion hammer.

It’s a nice reminder about technology, that a hammer is just as valuable of a tool as a bluetooth sniffer and hex editor… and in this case is a much more effective one… and that the semantics of the word technology sometimes get screwed up in this online world of ours. Axe, Shovel, or Mouse, tech is tech.

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