If you are concerned about RFID theft and unwanted parties being able to access your credit card details and access your passport while travelling, you might be interested in a new device called the VAULTCARD.
VAULTCARD has been specifically designed to offer what its developers call, “Ultimate” protection from RFID fraud and is capable of shielding your credit and debit cards to keep your personal data safe whilst out and about.
Watch the video below to learn more about the technology that has been incorporated into this credit card sized RFID protection.
With contactless card payments growing in popularity, our personal data is increasingly at risk of interception by fraudsters. The RFID technology that allows them to function is not entirely secure and can be accessed by scanning devices that are freely available online. VAULTCARD™ is a credit-card-sized tool, which can be placed inside a wallet to block electromagnetic signals – guaranteeing protection against RFID theft, while still enabling the use of contactless payments.
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification Technology. A small chip and an antenna relay information from credit and debit cards to contactless scanners, serving the same purpose as a barcode or magnetic strip on the back of a card. Contactless payment cards are convenient as they don’t need to be in direct contact with the scanner to work and don’t require a PIN or signature. However, the long-range nature of the technology enables an RFID chip to be read from up to 20 feet away with a high-powered skimming device – compromising personal data.
RFID technology is used everywhere, from retail to banking, and across a variety of documents from identity cards to driving licenses. Most countries use RFID chips in passports, while several cities use the technology in public transport passes – London’s Oyster card is a key example. In addition, many businesses use RFID building access cards. Almost all credit and debit cards now carry contactless technology, which is also referred to as ExpressPay (American Express), payWave (Visa), PayPass (MasterCard), and Zip (Discover).
For more information on the new VAULTCARD jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Technology News, Top News