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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hacker's Demo Shows How Easily Credit Cards Can Be Read Through Clothes And Wallets

I just got a credit card with a rf emitting chip on it. So I did a bit of Googling, since I was worried on the security risk. Anyway, a good article that discusses some of the risk.

Hacker's Demo Shows How Easily Credit Cards Can Be Read Through Clothes And Wallets - Forbes

It seems the solution seems to be get some type of metal around your credit card. This can be in a metal bill fold, or in a slip of paper with metal inside of it you buy. My complaint is they are so expensive!

Another solution is 3 seconds in your microwave, but if you do it too long, you will burn your CC. Sounds nice in theory.

And your US passport also has the RFID chip.

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