Hackers met in Las Vegas at Def Con in August, 2006 to lecture and exchange information about the insecurity of hardware and software. Read the ABC report. ABC News_ Hackers Meet to Exploit Computer Flaws
CNN filed a similar report about the vulnerability of electronic passports and other software and hardware-based products. Read the article.
Canadian Television CTV also reported on the Def Con conference and the problems with biometric passports. CTV.ca _ Electronic passports vulnerable, expert says
The Washington Post also reported on different issues at the 2006 Def Con.
Read the MSNBC article about Def Con 2006 and e-passports.