In this May 28, 2009 photo, a new "enhanced" United States passport lies, at left, beside an expired pierced passport at an Immigration & Family Law business downtown in Los Angeles. On June 1, it became mandatory for Americans entering the United States by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean to present identity documents embedded with RFID tags, though conventional passports remain valid until they expire. The new passport contains a radio frequency identification chip, indicated by the small graphic below the words "United States of America." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (Damian Dovarganes, AP / May 28, 2009)

Climbing into his Volvo, outfitted with a Matrics antenna and a Motorola reader he'd bought on eBay for $190, Chris Paget cruised the streets of San Francisco with this objective: To read the identity cards of strangers, wirelessly, without ever leaving his car.

It took him 20 minutes to strike hacker's gold.

Zipping past Fisherman's Wharf, his scanner detected, then downloaded to his laptop, the unique serial numbers of two pedestrians' electronic U.S. passport cards embedded with radio frequency identification, or RFID, tags. Within an hour, he'd "skimmed" the identifiers of four more of the new, microchipped PASS cards from a distance of 20 feet....

(this is a lengthy article but well worth being informed so click on the link above to see the full article. I think this is a sign of the end times. Christ's return will be soon!)