Risk
5/27/2008
03:27 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

New York To Issue Enhanced Drivers Licenses For Cross-Border Travel

The enhanced licenses are expected to ease commerce and long lines at New York-Canada border crossings.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will accept new enhanced driver's licenses from New York state.

Gov. David A. Paterson announced the agreement Tuesday, saying the state's Department of Motor Vehicles is developing the license, which New Yorkers will be able to present instead of passports at U.S. border crossings. The license should be available by the end of the summer, according to a statement from Paterson's office.

New York is expected to become the second state to offer enhanced licenses. Participation is voluntary for U.S. citizens who live in New York. The DMV will require in-person visits, identity and citizenship documents, and verification before issuing the licenses.

The license will comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and will contain special security features. It will look similar to regular New York licenses but will have features to show it's enhanced.

New York state leaders want to issue enhanced licenses to help ease transit between the United States and neighboring countries. New York borders Quebec and Ontario. Parts of the upstate economy depend on smooth cross-border travel.

"The development of this license will help to ease long lines at our New York-Canada border crossings, allowing commerce to flow more freely and securely in and out of the state," Paterson said. "It represents a major step forward that will help the upstate economy and offer a convenience for all New Yorkers who travel in North America."

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the enhanced licenses will improve security without burdening cross-border commerce.

DMV Commissioner David J. Swarts said the license will help to ensure that the "upstate economy does not suffer from the new federal mandate for border crossing."

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading, September 16, 2014
Malicious software is morphing to be more targeted, stealthy, and destructive. Are you prepared to stop it?
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2006-1318
Published: 2014-09-19
Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 and SP2, Office XP SP3, Office 2000 SP3, Office 2004 for Mac, and Office X for Mac do not properly parse record lengths, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed control in an Office document, aka "Microsoft Office Control Vulnerability."

CVE-2012-2588
Published: 2014-09-19
Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in MailEnable Enterprise 6.5 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) From, (2) To, or (3) Subject header or (4) body in an SMTP e-mail message.

CVE-2012-6659
Published: 2014-09-19
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the admin interface in Phorum before 5.2.19 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URL.

CVE-2014-1391
Published: 2014-09-19
QT Media Foundation in Apple OS X before 10.9.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted movie file with RLE encoding.

CVE-2014-3614
Published: 2014-09-19
Unspecified vulnerability in PowerDNS Recursor (aka pdns_recursor) 3.6.x before 3.6.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an unknown sequence of malformed packets.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio