Estonia Blocks 760,000 Electronic ID Cards Because of Identity Theft Risk

Haythem Elmir

Estonian governments have determined to cancel and block over 760,000 national electronic ID cards because of a cryptographic flaw that could enable attackers to clone IDs and make fake identities.

The decision came after the discovery of a security issue in the Infineon-developed RSA library, the flaw could allow attackers decrypt private data or impersonate citizens. The issue is known as ROCA and has been discovered on October 16, 2017. The crypto issue affects TPM chipsets manufactured by Infineon.

People who have not had their IDs updated with new security certificates will no longer be able to use them to access some services.


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