Protect yourself from RFID fraud
“Wireless” Identity Theft, “Contactless Identity Theft” or "RFID Identity Theft", is described as ….the act of compromising an individual’s personal identifying information using wireless (radio frequency) mechanics.
“Contactless identity theft” is a relatively new technique of gathering an individual’s personal information from Radio Frequency -enabled cards carried on a person in their access control, credit, debit, or government issued identification cards. Each of these cards carry a Radio Frequency IDentification chip which responds to certain radio frequencies. When these “tags” come into contact with radio waves, they respond with a slightly altered signal. The response can contain encoded personal identifying information, including the card holder’s name, address, Social Security Number, phone number, and pertinent account or employee information.
Upon capturing (or “harvesting”) this data, the thief is then able to program their own cards to respond in an identical fashion (via “cloning”). Many sites are dedicated to nothing but teaching people how to perform this act, as well as supplying the necessary equipment and software.
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