New Angels Of Promise
One of the more easily acquired illegal tools available for PCPU users, the identity mask is a plug-in device equipped with a wraparound shield that encases peeks of nearly any size. When activated, the identity mask overlays false information atop the peek’s normal profile without actually modifying anything internally. Thus, when interfaced with by nearby devices, the peek appears to be owned by someone other than its actual user. Equipped with a properly programmed mask, a disguised peek could be used to make purchases, send electronic messages, download or upload files, and do almost anything in someone else’s name. Of course, in order to pull this off, the mask must be properly set up with the false identity, which requires success at a Computers Test, at a Difficulty Degree set by the Storyguide based on the amount of information available about the false identity. The Character must make this Test without knowing the Degree, and thus won’t know for sure if the mask was properly coded until he actually puts it through its paces. Note that in general the more powerful and influential an individual, the more security factors and cross-checks will be in place to protect him from this sort of identity theft.