The Register and other sources report, Jeroen van Beek broke the protection of the Dutch digital passport:
“The ‘fraud-proof’ e-passport can be copied and altered, a Dutch security researcher has demonstrated. In tests conducted for the Times, Jeroen van Beek of the University of Amsterdam changed the chip data in a normal UK e-passport to contain a picture of Osama bin Laden. The paper also reports that van Beek has contrived to have a passport in the name of Elvis Presley accepted by a public e-reader in a Dutch town hall.”
The good news is that Dutch computer security research seems to be thriving and that I still have an old passport.