Once money is poured into an endeavour especially when it comes to security of any sort, it always falls sort of expectations.
Thinking of course of all the DRMs – the DVD encryption with DeCSS is perhaps the most famous, Audible’s DRM, iPod’s encrypted songs, all sorts of other stuff.
So it comes as no surprise when I read that the new British passport with state-of-the-art biometrics security has been cracked.
This is of an entirely different scale – it actually affects people who don’t watch DVDs or listen to iTunes music.
I’d give a penny for a Briton’s thoughts right now, as she stands in line to collect her passport after reading this article.