Author Topic: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft  (Read 4366 times)

Offline ladieu

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I'm sure I'm not the first to break this, but I did a forum search for RFID and it came up empty (???)

Anyway check out this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyeWSivAfEA#

I put a post on my blog about it too

http://www.saveourskills.com/rfid-card-information-identity-stolen

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 10:20:18 PM »
This is a real concern. RFID chips are in all new U.S. passports as well. There was a video where one of the Myth Busters was talking about lawyers from the credit card companies shutting them down when they tried to research this topic for a show.

Time for a TSP Faraday cage wallet?  ;D

Some links on RFID safe wallets, no, I don't work for them, just results from Google:

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2007/07/steel_wallet

http://www.idstronghold.com/

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 11:51:32 PM »
How long till advertisers take advantage of this to force feed personalized ads while walking down the street like [amazonsearch]Minority Report[/amazonsearch]. Oh hell, what if it was paired with your online ad tracking profile.
Imagine waiting for a bus and having ads for Wolf Ammo, gold lined paint cans and Inflatable Goats flashed in front of you.

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 05:25:55 AM »
Cant we just fry it in the microwave 4 10 seconds?

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 06:32:59 AM »
How long till advertisers take advantage of this to force feed personalized ads while walking down the street like [amazonsearch]Minority Report[/amazonsearch]. Oh hell, what if it was paired with your online ad tracking profile.
Imagine waiting for a bus and having ads for Wolf Ammo, gold lined paint cans and Inflatable Goats flashed in front of you.

Got to give you a plus 1 on that one SLT, Laughed my ass off this morning seeing that.



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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 08:26:49 AM »
Cant we just fry it in the microwave 4 10 seconds?

Yes, you can, and should when the card is expired, as cutting up the card won't guarantee the destruction of the chip. If you do zap the card, be sure to put it into a microwave safe container, and don't open the container in the house afterwards. I know from experience that it will stink worse then burnt popcorn and who knows what chemicals are in that smoke?

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 08:29:09 AM »
someone commented on the blog that you can request an RFID free version from company.

Also if they ever do chip us I can finally wear my tin foil hat with pride

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 05:47:48 PM »
Poke...

Another video about this:
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/lLAFhTjsQHw%26sns=em

You can get a RFID proof wallet/card holder here: http://www.idstronghold.com/

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 07:15:49 PM »
I'd like a farady man purse cause the smart phones capabilities scare me also.

I should post my recent google support experience in a new thread.

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 07:39:07 AM »
I'd like a farady man purse cause the smart phones capabilities scare me also.

I should post my recent google support experience in a new thread.

I know Brian over at ITS tactical did a review on a tactical signal/RFID blocking pouch for iphones.

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 03:27:32 PM »
RFID blocking wallet:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8cdd/?srp=8
Twenty bucks, done.  Next problem?

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Re: RFID in Cards leads to stolen credit card info and identify theft
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 10:28:41 PM »
I can say from direct personal knowledge that this issue has been in the eye of the bad guys and has been exploited almost from the very beginning when these cards became available. It did not take long before someone built a proof of concept that was able to read supposedly close proximity cards at a distance of more than 20M easily.

In the years that have passed since I saw the proof of concept demonstrated and now, I am more than sure that the techniques have been perfected as well as the range that the chips can be activated to transmit has most likely increased. After all, radio is a pretty proven technology. Targeted signals yield targeted results  :o

If you can avoid the RFID versions, that much the better.