RFID Credit Cards How Easy Are They To Access

Many Credit Cards are being released with RFID enabled chips embedded into the cards, should we be concerned that individuals with a scanner could potentially read the card from afar and steal vital information about your account?

A recent study made by a team of researches at the University of Massachusetts have been able to do just that, with homemade scanners they could skim both the cardholder name and number and then trick the card into accepting a “purchase”.

However, there has been no evidence that this type of fraud has occurred outside of lab conditions also if you are the victim of fraudulent activity typically the card issuers will cover all fraudulent charges. If that doesn’t reassure you try wrapping your card in foil then it’ll be impossible to read your card :-).

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