April 24th, 2014

RFID, tinfoil, “luciferian beehivers” and you

I’m not sure why I (or the register) didn’t hear about this earlier, but apparently the proposed Dutch biometric passport has already been cracked. It looks like this was announced here some time ago. Electronic (being used here as a euphemism for RFID now that it’s a bad word) passports are going to be issued during a pilot program in the US starting this month, but full compliance isn’t mandatory until this October.

This seems awfully fast considering that the Department of State says that they “will not issue passports incorporating integrated circuits until privacy-related concerns have been addressed.“, and the initial feedback they received on the proposal was apparently 98.5% negative. This feedback, by the way, has been posted in whole on their website. When I say “in whole”, I mean all of it, including the name, email address and sometimes physical address and phone number, and anything else in the feedback (both email and snail mail). So, way to go, thanks for addressing our privacy concerns by posting the personal information of everyone that had feedback on the subject.

Just for grins, I whipped something up to grab all of the submitted comments, and did find this a particular gem (I promise I did not make this up, it’s on the site!):

No mark of the beast for me you Luciferian beehivers.
You can take all those RFID chips wrapped like a burrito in the HR 4(6+6+6)
national id bill and stick it up yor own arse!

That left me to wonder what a “Luciferian beehiver” was though, I’m not a big fan of either Satan or Bees, much less a ghastly union of the two. Burritos are good though. This comment was left by someone claiming to be simultaneously from both Texas and Heaven, though I’m pretty sure the two are nowhere near each other. I also found 9 other comments that referenced the “mark of the beast”, 17 that speak of “evil”, and 4 “Anti-Christs”.

Anyway, beehives aside, here is a link to the slides of the original researchers (Bart Jacobs & Ronny Wichers Schreur) who exposed the dutch passport crack, and here are a couple slides on the demo that he gave. The good thing is that it takes two hours with a computer (nobody ever waits two hours in an international airport, right?), and that there is still time for improvements (hopefully fixes) before they are primetime.

14 Responses to 'RFID, tinfoil, “luciferian beehivers” and you'

  1. 1Boing Boing
    January 31st, 2006 at 8:39 am

    RFIDs: some faithful object because chips really *are* mark of the beast…

    The US State Department has said that RFID-chipped passports will not be issued to travelers “until privacy-related concerns have been addressed.” Initial public feedback was overwhelmingly negative, and much of it was posted in entirety on the State…


  2. 2Face2Face Meetingsnet » Blog Archive » RFIDs on passports and privacy concerns
    January 31st, 2006 at 9:53 am

    [...] The idea of embedding radio frequency identification in passports is not being received well by the public commenters, to put it mildly. During the comment period that ran from February to April last year, people expressed all sorts of objections, mainly citing privacy issues. The irony, as Aaron Peterson points out, is that the comments are posted in their entirety, including contact information and full names: “So, way to go, thanks for addressing our privacy concerns by posting the personal information of everyone that had feedback on the subject,” he says. [...]


  3. 3NotThatMo
    January 31st, 2006 at 10:15 am

    It looks like “luciferian beehive” is the term to google. Didn’t find anything particularly coherent, just that Masons and Mormon frequently used beehives in their logos, flags, etc. and the usual conspiracy theory circular logic claim that bees and beehives were know Satanic symbols, proven by their use in Masonic imagery.


  4. 4dataguy
    January 31st, 2006 at 10:33 am

    ‘That left me to wonder what a “Luciferian beehiver” was’

    I did a google search on the phrase (only got two hits) and it’s possible that the commenter comes from Austin TX. The site is down but his post (made around the same time frame as the State Department comment) is still in the google cache. From this site I gather that a “Luciferian beehiver” is the subject of a: “militarized (drone) world luciferian beehive dictatorship”.


  5. 5Raymond McCauley
    January 31st, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    “This comment was left by someone claiming to be simultaneously from both Texas and Heaven, though I’m pretty sure the two are nowhere near each other.”

    This turns out not to be the case. Extensive evidence exists to support the theory that Texas *is* in fact Heaven.

    Except in August, when parts of Texas are legally annexed by Hell.

    The spread of killer bees during the last decade amd the beehive quarantine are entirely coincidental.


  6. 6Plastic
    January 31st, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Way to go Sith, you media hoar you. ;~/ I don’t think I can make it to the meeting this Friday… still in hAmsterdamn. Those crazy Dutch, sure know a thing of two about freedom. Gotta love it!


  7. 7The Busy Pixel » Blog Archive » Phrase of the day
    January 31st, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    [...] Luciferian beehiver butt burrito [...]


  8. 8Lion Kimbro
    January 31st, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    He may be referring to the global brain.

    A lot of Christians say that the global brain is Lucifer itself.


  9. 9michaelzimmer.org » Blog Archive » Public Comments on RFID Passports are…Public
    January 31st, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    [...] It probably has been common practice for the government to make all public comments publically available. The difference here is that instead of having them sitting in some file room, where one would have to be very industrious and have a lot of time on her hands to go through them all, having them published on the web makes it much easier for someone to scrub the data in search any usable personal information. Another example of the failure of security through obscurity via the WWW. [...]


  10. 10GeekyChic.com » RFIDs: some faithful object because chips *are* mark of beast
    February 1st, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    [...] Link to more “Luciferian beehiver butt burrito” research on Aaron’s blog, and here’s the awesome anti-RFID comment on state.gov. [...]


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