VeriChip Hacked !
that kind of a disclaimer ... " -- Liz McIntyre
CASPIAN Newsletter January 27, 2006
VERICHIP RFID IMPLANT HACKED!
"If you look at the VeriChip purely from
the business angle, it's a ridiculously flawed
product," says McIntyre. She notes that
security researcher Jonathan Westhues
has shown how easy it is to clone
a VeriChip implanted in a person's arm
and program a new chip with the same number.
Westhues, known for his prior work cloning
RFID-based proximity cards, has posted his
VeriChip cloning demo online at
The VeriChip "is not good for anything,"
says Westhues, has absolutely no security
and "solves a number of different
VeriChip Corp has refused to answer
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