Unfortunately, as society as technology
increases, the ways of hacking it also
increases. Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID) Skimming has affected all of us
directly or indirectly. I myself have seen
$500.00 suddenly disappear from my account,
in my “forced” introduction to Skimming.
The idea that someone could actually “pick”
your “pocket” without touching you is a very
disturbing idea. Some cases have shown that
this can be done from a distance of at least
24 yards away. Although, this can be a threat
anytime anywhere and you should address it
regardless because everyone is a target.
All holiday shoppers, tourists, and vacationers
are soft targets. Below I will present to you
4 options for protecting yourself.
1. ALUMINUM FOIL
This may sound funny or cliché however,
aluminum foil actually, does a good job
blocking RFID readers. There are three
problems with aluminum foil, 1) it needs to
be thick or else it will not work well 2) it wears
out quickly decreasing it’s effectiveness,
3) it may be a little impractical to unwrap
and re-wrap your cards every-time you use
them. It may not be the most practical
solution but it can work.
2. RFID Blocking Sleeve Anti Theft 4 Credit Card & 2 Passport Holder Wallet Pocket $3.99
These are a very practical low cost solution to the problem.
4. RFID Blocking Credit Card Holder Genuine Leather – Slim & Thin 8 Card Slots RFID Credit Card Holder for Women and Men – Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet Design Protects All Credit, ID Cards (RED) $12.99
This option is for male and female and is my personal choice I have the black version.
3. Dante Women’s RFID Blocking Real Leather Zip Around Wallet Clutch Large Travel Purse Wristlet $26.99
An obvious choice for the ladies who have a “Rolodex” of cards.
I hope this article has enlightened and equipped you Godspeed in your
pursuit of safety and awareness.