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Originally posted by pluckynoonez
reply to post by dkman222
Yeah, the money thing sounds convenient, but remeber that James Bond movie when the evil-doers removed Bond's RFID chip and then exploded his testicles? I can't look at Daniel Craig the same ever again.
The point is, it is a violent world. Just because the chip in in your skin doesn't mean it can't be ripped out or give you cancer.
I say no to the convenience.
This world is getting too kooky for me.
The Food and Drug Administration in the US has approved the use of RFID chips in humans. Some business establishments have also started to chip customers, such as the Baja Beach nightclub in Barcelona.
...read range is both a function of the reader and the tag itself. Improvements in technology may increase read ranges for tags... Generally, the read range of a tag is limited to the distance from the reader over which the tag can draw enough energy from the reader field to power the tag. Tags may be read at longer ranges than they are designed for by increasing reader power. The limit on read distance then becomes the signal-to-noise ratio of the signal reflected from the tag back to the reader. Researchers at two security conferences have demonstrated that passive Ultra-HighFID tags, not of the HighFID type used in US passports, normally read at ranges of up to 30 feet, can be read at ranges of 50 to 69 feet using suitable equipment.
Sources from Wiki.
A number of products are available on the market that will allow a concerned carrier of RFID-enabled cards or passports to shield their data. Some people claim that aluminum shielding, essentially creating a Faraday cage, does work. Others claim that simply wrapping an RFID card in aluminum foil, only makes transmission more difficult, yet is not completely effective at preventing it.