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Rfid sheilding sleeves and pockets

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by marsos52, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. marsos52

    marsos52 Loaded Pockets

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    i knew somewhere their had to be a company making and selling a product to protect items (licenses, id cards,credit and bank cards and passport) that have a rfid chip..

    these are not expensive and made to fit all rfid items.. so now we can keep our wallets and not have any worries

    http://www.idstronghold.com/

    this site has a good amount of info on rfid and videos etc etc plus links to other products to protect against rfid
     
  2. fire65

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    Thanks for the link, something we will all have to have soon.
     
  3. vegassprky
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    Do they make something for the one in the back of your neck? OK sorry for that but could'nt pass it up! Do'nt you just love tech when it is pushed upon us!!!
     
  4. Docker73

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    I use the TMT wallet, a little heavy, but quite cool with hidden compartment for some mini tools, pills , ect
     
  5. spinacle

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    Very interesting
    Thanks
     
  6. Tradecraft

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    One would think that credit card companies would provide this product to their customers for FREE since is can cut down on fraud.
     
  7. marsos52

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    i would think the same,,and they should, some cards are coming with a protective sleeve so to speak,, only thing is the sleeve doesnt provide and protection against a scanning theft..only protection for the mag strip..

    i doubt the companies that issue products with rfid care about the theft possiblities ,, even the goverment doesnt care and they are issueing id and card and passports with these chips

    it is all on our shoudlers
     
  8. tso

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    i guess the theft alarm trick works just as well on rfid. Basically line the bag or wallet with tinfoil.
     
  9. Chiro75

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    The Gadgeteer reviewed Tyvek envelopes that are RFID protected, too. I don't have the link offhand, but you can find it pretty easily on their site.
     
  10. marsos52

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    just a little while ago i did a ebay search,,as was surprised how many rfid sleeves and wallets etc there are..
    i found a link to a company and there products are on amazon..

    pricing varies..i need to know about the companies better ..i do see there are the separte card and license sleeves and there are also
    sheets that go in the wallet and store the card between them,,so the doors are opening up for sheilding options
     
  11. mta5888

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    Use anti-static bags!! They have the wire mesh in them, that's how the static charges stay on the outside of the bags. I've done tests, three layers deep and my cell got no service at all, which is much stronger than most RFIDs
     
  12. Chiro75

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    Where can one find anti-static bags to purchase?

    Forget it. Google works! lol
     
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  14. marsos52

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    the only problem i see with anti static bags are the size theydome in..and cutting them can be a problem if not re-sealed well.
    also anti-static bags may not with stand the wear of contant use..

    im a tech and have used these bags many times..and after a while they get shop worn fast and easely
     
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    Just to avoid too much panic the RFID number is not the same as the credit card number on the front of your card. Also RFIDs actually generate a unique session key for each transaction so any would be hacker needs a bit more than the plain text info that gets grabbed to clone an RFID and the technology to make a fully cloned RFID has not yet been hacked. I am sure it will be in the future but not from what can be remotely read from the RFID.

    Some credit card companies do include the customer name and expiry date in the RFID which is a small issue, but even with cardholder name number and expiry date, for customer not present transactions they also need the security code that is not on the RFID and for online transactions most credit card companies now use a verification system.
     
  16. Jean

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    Next step, a wallet with active shielding -- a coin cell, and a circuit to vary a charge applied to a conducting fabric. With any product advertising a degree of EM shielding - the seals edges and opening - are the critical point.
     
  17. mta5888

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    Sure new cards with the latest and greatest security and rolling scheme authentication are pretty safe, but there's still plenty of things out there that aren't. Some of our international brothers around the world passports have substandard security. Knowledge is half the battle.
     
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    I only have two cards with RFID anyway. AmEx Blue and Chase Slate. Shielding would only complicate my life. Have to go in and out of courthouses frequently and right now I don't bother pulling out my wallet for guards to scan. Shielding would set off the metal detector, so they'd know I was carrying one and demand it be put through the scanner. Hassle.
     
  19. marsos52

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    spiritof76 i can understand your feelings and situation,,i think since you have cards with these rf chips,,you maybe should give a little more thought into the matter
     
  20. mta5888

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    The shielding isn't going to set it off with any kind of intensity. I've gone through airport's before with bags b4