[nycbug-talk] RFID passports

alex at pilosoft.com alex
Fri Oct 22 13:24:39 EDT 2004

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Bob Ippolito wrote:

> Well, not knowing what frequency they're using in particular, it's hard
> to say.  "no outside EMF" is definitely not correct for foil.  It will
> *probably* prevent the RFID tag from being read in this case, but
> without knowing the specifics or without having tried it I wouldn't
> assert that it works or not.  I've worked with passive RFID tags that
> can be read from tens of feet away over two years ago.. with current
> technology at a much closer distance it might be able to work through a
> thin layer of foil.
Excellent point. anti-static bag != faraday cage ;)


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