The vast majority of the hundreds of millions of credit card holders around the world have still not heard of RFID and how it impacts their lives and the personal data security. They may have been made aware that they can now pay for items by just waving their credit card at a clerk rather than having to enter a PIN after swiping their card through a scanning machine but what drives this new technology and the doubts about its safety are things that have not made the mainstream debate.
So if you are reading this article having just heard about RFID or someone has just told you that your new contactless payment debit card may not be as safe as your bank has told you it is then here are the Top 5 things you might want to consider.
1. What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is a new form of technology by which your credit card sends your bank and card details to a receiving scanning device via a radio wave signal. The technology is contained in a new microchip that is implanted in your credit card and it allows you to make payments via contactless payments through systems such as Pay Wave and Express pay.. The banks and credit card companies assure us that it is safe and that your information is encrypted.
2. Is My Information Safe?
The banks and credit card companies assure us that it is safe and that your information is encrypted and therefore cannot be stolen by credit card thieves. The following video tells a slightly different story. See for yourself and decide if your information is safe.
3. What can a thief do with my information?
The most common form of credit card fraud is called cloning. A thief will take the information in its encrypted form and simply encode it into a blank card on a new magnetic strip. The card held now by thief will act in exactly the same way as the original.
4. Is there anything I can do to protect my cards?
Yes. Fortunately there is. Enclosing your cards in a metal mesh known as a Faraday Cage will disrupt the signal being sent out by your cards so that they cannot be scanned by thieves. This is known as RFID blocking and is a way of securing your cards and the information contained on them from prying scanning devices.
5. Is this RFID Blocking technology available in the form of a wallet?
Yes. You can now buy RFID blocking technology that has been interwoven into the fabric of a wallet. This allows you to continue your daily life in the knowledge that your cards are protected.
The Hugh B Hamilton RFID blocking wallet for men is a stylish black all leather design wallet that holds six credit cards plus an additional slot for ID and sleeve for cash. The wallet is sold exclusively on Amazon USA and EBay AUS. For a limited period of time the wallet can be purchased at discount to its RRP, (recommended retail price).
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