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How to Protect Your Credit Card with RFID Chip from Unauthorized Scans

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Fortunately, they aren’t recommending that we start carrying lead lined wallets in order to prevent unauthorized RFID scans … yet.

According to latest estimates, more than 1 billion credit cards and IDs have been released with an RFID chip in the recent past. You may have heard about the new payment form that many larger retailers in the US support. Just wave with your credit card at the counter in close proximity to a payment station and your credit card information are automatically transmitted to the payment processor. That is in theory a great system as it simplifies and speeds up payments when you make purchases.