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Originally posted by johnsky
One point I want to bring up with everyone...
Even if you're not paranoid about being tracked... I still highly recommend avoiding RFID enabled cards, and/or smashing the RFID chip.
Essentially, there's zero security in RFID chips.
I can literally walk past you with a $10 card reader and have your Credit Card number, card holder name, and expiry date, stolen right from your credit cards RFID tag, and you haven't got a clue I just did it.
Your personal address information can be stolen from a variety of other cards...
Basically, I can steal your entire life and finances by simply walking past you.
This is NOT an exaggeration.
RFID chips carry zero security.
It is now easier to steal your information than it has ever been in my lifetime.
Disable those chips people. Keep your identity and your finances safe.
A hammer is your safest bet... you can still use the magnetic stripe that way.
I know it's a cool novelty to be able to walk up to a pay booth and simply bring your card near it... but it's not worth being ripped off by some jerk walking past you with a $10 card reader.
At least until they finally put some proper security on there.
Credit card numbers shouldn't be allowed on RFID tags, but they are.
Personal information shouldn't be allowed on RFID tags, but it is.
I don't know why credit card companies and other companies would do something so blatantly stupid as to broadcast your vital information, I don't have answers for you, but there you have it. That's what they're doing.
I suspect though that they're doing it simply because it's "convenient"... a cool novelty trick to lure in customers with.
Just because they're complete morons doesn't mean you have to be.
[edit on 1-3-2009 by johnsky]
Originally posted by ReelView
Circle the words you don't understand and "Reject for Clarification", sign as your name, agent and write "without prejudice", etc.. Study up on the difference between Law and Legal.
Originally posted by hotrodturbo7
reply to post by ANNED
back in the day when I worked on railcars they looked like this
on the base of the car body