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Electronic Pickpocket

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Electronic Pickpocket


www.wreg.com

News 3 exposes $100 technology that can read RFIDs and steal credit card information or from any other items storing personal information via Radio Frequency Identification simply by waving the device near the victim's wallet.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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You can buy this electronic pick pocket online, which can scan your credit card number and expiry date without even touching you.

If can even scan your passport information, hence all passports which has been given out since 2006 are at risk.

This is a big issue.

If I have your credit card number and expiry date, imagine what I could do with it. To begin with, I could sell it to foreign thieves who loves this information. They want it, DUUUh, they can use it, DUUUH, and they can get away with it.

Who is gonna get one?

Who is gonna wrap their credit cards with a thin foil?

Thoughts.

oz

www.wreg.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com...
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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Awesome, post it all over the news for thieves to hear about it. Nice...

Well now I have to look up what that case is made out of to construct my own case lols.

Maybe the same guy selling the hacking tool is selling the wrapping tool. hmmm...



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by Quickfix
Awesome, post it all over the news for thieves to hear about it. Nice...

Well now I have to look up what that case is made out of to construct my own case lols.

Maybe the same guy selling the hacking tool is selling the wrapping tool. hmmm...


That is usually how it goes.

The same people spreading viruses are creating anti-Virus programs.

The same people spreading viruses and diseases are creating vaccines.

Greed is a F'ed up thing, I know.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 12:59 AM
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Smart theives have known about this tech since before it was useful...
its been around a long time now
they saw it coming
its the peeps that need to be educated.



posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:01 AM
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I knew about the medical stuff. I wasn't to sure about the cyber products.

Well now its a for sure thing that RFID chips can be hacked, all more the reason not to put one in your hand. Not that I would.

I would likely use copper or something, I'm researching it now. I'm cheap and like to craft things on my own

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Or I might just buy one of their products.....woo Fear mongering....
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 01:24 AM
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I bought an RFID blocking wallet from this website. They have a few other things including an RFID blocking T-shirt...

At my work we have badges that have an RFID thingie that we use to unlock our doors to get in. I put it in this wallet and it wouldn't scan. My older and thicker wallet, it would scan just fine.

It's just a Faraday cage built into the wallet lining.

Neat stuff.



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