What is RFID?

Fun Fact:

In 2013 over 11.5 million Americans were affected by identity fraud, the total financial loss attributed to this was 24.7 billion dollars.

 

Credit card companies are quick to say that cards cannot be hacked (they’d never lie to you lol), there have been many cases of skimming theft around the world. Adam Savage of The Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters learned that credit card companies do not want people to know about the potential security issues with RFID technology, as seen in this video. I personally love how simple it is to pickup some groceries and just tap my card as I walk through the cash, but it is very important to keep these cards secure.

Not familiar with RFID? RFID is the technology that allows an individual to simply wave their credit card to complete a purchase. Instead of the traditional swipe action that we are so accustomed to, people now have the ability to simply wave there card in front of a scanner which completes a transaction.

We added a special RFID blocking lining. You can now feel secure that all your personal information, including the card in the back pocket, are protected from RFID identity theft. Other RFID blocking wallets on the market are boring/bulky and have nothing unique about them.  

Whether its your debit/credit card or you government issued ID or driver's license, these cards now include RF(radio frequency) enabled chips.  When these chips come into contact with radio waves, they respond with a slightly altered signal. The response can contain encoded personal identifying information, including the card holder's name, address, Social Security Number, phone number, and pertinent account or employee information.  Upon capturing this data, thieves are then able to program their own cards to respond in an identical fashion (via 'cloning'). Many sites are dedicated to nothing but teaching people how to perform this act, as well as supplying the necessary equipment and software.


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