You all have not seen what is mandated for May 2008
Real ID Cards & Drivers Licenses with the Radio Frequency Chip Embedded on it, along with your personal Information (DOB, SS#, Place of Birth, Mothers & Fathers Personal Info.
Banking info, Credit Card Info.)
This REAL ID with the RF Chip will not stop ID theft, it will only increase it due to the possibility using a remote transceiver in a hackers pocket within 3 feet of your wallet or purse.
How much information is safe with DHS...They stated there is nothing to worry about...
if that is so why do they need all of my information stored on the National Governments Data Base.
We all know anything can be hacked, even with 256k of encrption...
Example Monster.com was hacked into, stealing 1000s of personal data off resumes.
DOD's Email was hacked too...
Read about the reverse effects of using PGP, or Stunnel Encryption...
I do not believe that my personal information is going to be safe using the REAL ID
when I buy gas, food, or take my family out to dinner.
This ID will be used along with your credit cards to make purchases, and the data will be stored on some businesses data base, then sent to DHS National data Bases servers.
I am a Microsoft Engineer, and Technician...I have lots of faith in any data bases security if it is set up securly.
The threat is not always from outside or some remote hackers site...it comes from within...
Underpaid or disgruntled employees can make huge profits from stealing personal information at $100 per file.
Hiring Technicians now for as little as $10 per hr, that do not have security background checks is a very dangerous threat to any large or small corporation that stores private and personal data.