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Originally posted by Wideawake08
RESIST...If everyone stops using them then they will stop making them.
Change Banks or Use cash
Originally posted by Now_Then
That one is not an RFID chip (or at least it shouldn't be)... Basically it's an alternative to the magnetic strip - that strip was very easy to clone, you could buy card readers off the net, skim a victims card and make your own copy, then you raid the account for all it's worth before anyone realises - literally 13 year old kids can do it!
The chip is just the technology updated - it's still not %100, but it is an improvement, harder to clone, I think the data is actually encrypted now as well, which it was not on the magnetic strip.
RFID would be a VERY bad idea for a debit card, you wouldn't even have to get your grubby mits on the actual card... Just be in range with the proper scanning tech.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by BiohazardsBack
Go back to cash! It has been a difficult transition for me! You will be surprised how inconvenient it has become to use cash, but it will be freeing for you!
Plus, if enough of us do this, we can lift some of the stranglehold the banks have. Bartering would be preferable, but it is hard to barter with the night clerk at the 7-11 for some gas!
Throw that card away, and withdraw whatever cash you need from the bank once a week. Leave the balance as small as possible, don't let them leverage your money into anything!
Originally posted by RogerT
Western European financial institutions converted to chip and pin cards years and years ago. I'm surprised to read this is only just happening in N. America.
Boys and girls at cambrige university (UK) were cloning them back in 2007
Even some of the old eastern bloc countries have been chip and pin for over 3 years.
Perhaps N. America is just catching up with the technology. Who knows, you may even get to the metric system eventually
[edit on 10/7/09 by RogerT]