Claudia Buck

May 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?

U.S. passports are now embedded with a tiny plastic chip. And many more U.S. credit cards are becoming microchipped as well. With all those plastic identifiers in our wallets, how safe is our personal info when traveling? Here’s what experts say.

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.

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