Turns out cloning a VeriChip implantable RFID chip is actually not too difficult. Best of all, you don’t even have to get a chip surgically inserted into your own body. Jonathan Westhues provides
full instructions on his website. The cost of stealing an identity? Under $20.
Unfortunately, as Westhues points out, the utility of the device is fairly limited at the moment, given that VeriChips have not yet been widely disseminated.
As of this writing, you can use your cloner to:
enter a secure government facility in Mexico
buy yourself free drinks at the Baja Beach Club
break in to a security company in Ohio
One hopes that this demonstration might dissuade adoption somewhat. Before we turn our society into a lawless, RFID chip-toting Wild West.