RFID ~ protect your data

I have the pleasure of calling fellow scam fighter Denise Richardson my friend, and she introduced me to a product that can help protect everyone, and I had to share it with you.

First off, do you know what a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag is?  A RFID tag holds your name, credit card number and anything else that your bank or credit card company decides to embed on it.

Now this is where I say “Why don’t these people use their minds for good instead of evil” . . . I say this because there are also Radio Frequency Readers and Remote Frequency Readers that allow you to read, or skim, the information off of someone else’s RFID tags without ever touching the card that those tags are embedded on!  Yes, someone actually went out and created a hand held device that you can use to collect the credit card information of other people . . . people sitting next to you on the bus, or walking down the street.

So, how do the REST of us protect ourselves from those that are using their minds for evil instead of good, or those that have purchased the products that these evil thinkers have created?  There are companies like Kena Kai and Magellan’s that have wallets that actually block RFID reading products.  See . . . now THAT is someone using their minds for GOOD and not evil!

How did I find out about these wallets?  From Denise Richardson of GiveMeBackMyCredit.com If you would like to read what Denise has to say about these products you can read her blog on the topic.

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3 Responses to “RFID ~ protect your data”

  1. World Spinner Says:

    RFID ~ protect your data « ScamVictimsUnited.com's Weblog…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  2. RFID Protect Says:

    Thanks for raising awareness Denise.

  3. RFID Protect Says:

    Denise, we wonder whether your readers are aware of the emergent issues with RFID enabled (i.e. contactless) ski-passes. This is something that was recently brought to our attention, and there’s already some useful information about this online at http://www.skipassdefender.co.uk

    Hope this is helpful in some way.


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