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Paranoid? You Should Be!

December 12th, 2010 11:49 am | by Ed |

In this age of identity theft with all kinds of electronic eavesdropping being used and more methods being invented seemingly almost every other day, the one thing you need to keep an ever tighter watch on is things like your credit card numbers and other associated information.

Especially since more and more credit cards are supplementing, or even foregoing completely, the traditional magnetic stripe on the back of the card in favor of the often controversial and hated by many rfid chip instead.

The problem is that unless you're wise enough to keep all of your credit cards in an rfid wallet that's designed to shield them from radio energy, it's actually possible for somebody with an rfid card reader and the right software to detect, read and decode the information on your rfid enabled credit cards without even coming all that close to you, let alone actually having to steal and handle your card.

As for me, I plan to stay as clear of such cards as I can for as long as possible. I don't like those things, don't trust 'em and don't want 'em.

Technorati Tags: credit cards, shielding, identity theft, rf shielding, rfid cards

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