Estonia Freezes Resident Id Cards Due To Security Flaw

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    This scheme was proposed in UK some time ago. Folks were universally adamant over the idea, I heard, and it was thus shelved for the future. Make no mistake, the bill railroaded through our own Congress by none other than good old Newt has little difference in it, except that it will be implemented gradually, while most of us ignore it. Until too late. Do we really want this kind of control exercised over us by our "servants"? We will be experiencing it in our airports, soon enough. Frank

    "Estonia's residents use their mandatory national IDs to access pretty much anything, from online banking to online voting. So, it was a huge blow to the program when experts found a security flaw in the IDs' chip that makes it easy for bad players to impersonate and steal the identities of all 760,000 affected individuals. That might not sound like a huge number, but that's half the small country's population. Now, the country has blocked most of its residents from accessing all its online services for a weekend, so it can go in and and fix the vulnerability."

    The whole story: https://www.yahoo.com/news/estonia-freezes-resident-id-cards-005000845.html
     
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    @Ann George
    Don't know, but I surely am not pleased with the provisions of our U.S. National I.D. Act. It gives authority to Federal Police to over-reach State-levels of Law Enforcement Authority, a violation of State's Rights. IOW, minor incidental "crimes" may wind up being built into Federal Cases, removing local Law Enforcement's jurisdiction over, say, driving over the speed limit.
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    That is troubling for sure. Hopefully common sense will prevail but then only time will tell.
     
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