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What is RFID?
RFID is an acronym for “Radio Frequency Identification” and refers to a technology that allows for the passive retrieval of digital data encoded in RFID tags or smart labels through the use of radio waves. Unlike a barcode, the RFID tag does not need to be within the line of sight of the reader, so it may be embedded within objects. This has become increasingly popular during recent years.
RFID / Data Skimming
The possibility of reading personally-linked information without consent has raised various privacy concerns. Modern payment cards have a built-in chip that transmits the cards’ information wirelessly. Electronic skimmers can take advantage of this new technology by using a scanner that wirelessly scans the victim’s payment card in the same way that a cash register scans it when making a contactless payment. These scanners are legal and can be bought in regular electronics stores.
With an RFID blocking device (such as an RFID blocking card), it helps to stop unauthorised attempts to steal your personal information. It’s an added layer of security, for more peace of mind.
How to use?
Simple. Just place the RFID blocking card in your wallet (or any other cardholders) next to the card that you wish to block and you are good to go.
Disclaimer: The RFID blocking card is designed to be used in close proximity and cannot provide protection for cards outside of its protection range. No form of RFID protection is 100% effective in all situations so the protection offered is limited in certain circumstances.
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