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Mythbusters Episode About RFID Chip Banned

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express put a stop to it. They control us all.

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Mythbusters Episode About RFID Chip Banned . Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express put a stop to it. They control us all.
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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12716 Posts
Monday, February 6, 2012 7:41:54 AM
Oh just looked they do have credit cards with RFIDs here's the solution don`t get one. It`s just a hyped up barcode that can have more info to it you could probably do the same with a mobile mag stripe reader. Really though whats the point of that swiping the card was too hard?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12716 Posts
Monday, February 6, 2012 7:33:28 AM
I work with barcodes and such but haven't seen much RFID because it usually not worth the cost. I don`t understand this though credit cards use magnetic strips not RFIDs. RFIDs are usually small tag used for inventory system with radio waves never heard of a credit card using one are they mixing up mag stripe readers and RFID readers?

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Monday, February 6, 2012 1:03:39 AM
I've hated those things since the day they were imposed upon us.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3658 Posts
Monday, February 6, 2012 1:03:08 AM
Wow.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10221 Posts
Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:00:29 AM
Here's how you protect yourself from 99% of RFID theft and still use it for Oyster-style swiping: Get a wallet with a swing out card flap. Put your RFID cards in that flap. Line your wallet with tinfoil. When you swipe, swing out the flap. Also check your card bills.

Simple. Cheap. Effective.

Protect yourself. The card issuers who self insure rely on a low detection rate by customers and that`s why they do not want Mythbusters telling all the world how easy it is to do. Not because they worry that thieves will figure it out (they already have), but if the public checks their bills, the card issues will foot a bigger bill.

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