This Hacker Shows How Easy Is It To Hack A Credit Card Or A Passport


Adam Laurie is a security researcher specialized  in RFID technology. He hacks RIFD devices to look for any vulnerability which could be used to compromise them. In a video, he demonstrates how simple it is to clone a passport or a plastic credit card.How to hack Credit Card.

Anything with a chip in it is vulnerable to attack. Your contactless credit card, your office key card, your passport—as more of our most valuable possessions get an electronic component, more opportunities open up to hackers, says Adam Laurie.

Adam Laurie aka Major Malfunction is a senior member of DEFCON community

He has also coded RFIDIOt (RFID IO tools) collection of tools and libraries, published under the GNU GPL, which could be used to understand how RFID technology works. “I like silly puns. Also, I’m coming at this from an idiot’s point of view: I know nothing about RFID tags, and even less about python. As such, I felt a complete idiot when I started,” — Mr. Laurie writes in response to why RFIDIOt faq.

Apart from his helpful hacking hobbies, Mr. Laurie is the director of a UK-based security firm Aperture Labs Ltd. and a senior member of the DEFCON community.

The third episode of Motherboard’s Can I Hack It? series features Major Malfunction at his countryside home. In the video, Major smoothly manages to clone the credit card and the passport of the host Victoria Turk.

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