On Eve of Database Pilot Major Security Flaws Found in Integral Part of Israel's Biometric ID System

Internal documents leaked by mistake point to security problems with authentication and verification mechanism in new 'smart' ID cards, which Israel is expected to roll out in the coming weeks.

Israel is expected to roll out its new biometric database and smart ID cards in the coming weeks, but a critical component of that plan suffers from faulty security, Justice Ministry documents that were leaked by mistake Sunday and published online reveal.