HOW TO: Disable RFID in Your New Passport

Despite the fact that RFID chips are not secure and can be read by hackers, any U.S. Passport issued after Jan 1 will contain an RFID chip. If you’d like to risk 25 years in prison for tampering with it, Wired has a primer on how to disable the chip and protect yourself from ID theft.

The basic idea? Don’t try washing it or microwaving it. Hit the chip with a hammer. —MEGHANN MARCO

How To: Disable Your Passport’s RFID Chip [Wired via Gizmodo]

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