Your Chips Please!
January 19, 2011 2:21 PM Subscribe
Tin Foil Hat Filter. Recommend a RFID shielded U.S. Passport cover?
posted by VikingSword to travel & transportation (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just got my passport renewed. It has the RFID chip. I'm not a "CIA implanted radio chips in my teeth" kinda fellow, but there's conflicting info out there. For example, Bruce Schneier seems to take a dim view of the chips in U.S. passports (here, though it's from 2006
). Now, most likely it's excess paranoia, but if a possible problem can be solved without too much trouble, perhaps better excess safe than excess sorry.
I looked online for some covers, but they are either out of stock, hideous
or extremely bulky
. Any recommendations?
And yes, I'd take the passport out of the cover at the border so the customs official doesn't have to deal with extra hassle.