Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming
there is an easy way out of this predicament. people over here in germany have the same problem with their new id-cards which contain all kinds of sensitive information. put the card into a microwave oven for a few seconds and you can hear the chip kissing goodbye
This technology has been around for awhile, so it begs the question, why spread this news now? why again? I suspect this is one huge ruse by the powers-that-be to get us to all agree to their own governmental restrictions. Just like what happened to us with the underwear bomber, now we've all got to be groped and/or X-rayed. Soon we'll all be chipped. The simplest solution is either don't carry anything that can be scanned or wrap it in foil.
How to fix your cards:Remove RFID Chip from Chase Credit Debit Cardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFJzZFDzd50
For those of you that are keen to explore some of the ‘darker’ issues associated with contactless credit, debit, passport, ski-pass and door-entry security systems then a series of PDF case studies can be found at RFID Protect - http://www.rfidprotect.co.uk - and may prove useful. Alternatively, the business of 'e-pickpocketing' is something that I've seen explored in greater depth at:http://www.trackandshield.wordpress.comAs far as I can tell, the jury remains 'out' as to whether these cases of skimming are real, or just part of a marketing campaign for ID Stronghold - a company that offers anti-skimming sleeves. If you're at all concerned, then there's a step-by-step DIY solution to RFID 'skimming' within the posts at http://www.contactless.wordpress.comHope this is useful in some way guys.