Being aware of the various security risks involved in travelling locally and abroad is very important.
After receiving our first RFID embedded credit card, the first thought that came to mind was to find a Sucrets tin soon as the manufacturer was switching to plastic!
An article on Wired’s Threat Level blog actually came to the rescue:
Below is a video of their products in action:
While the distances may seem miniscule when it comes to scanning for the RFID, all it takes is being in a crowded room where someone just happens to have a scanner on them.
We ordered and just received the passport case:
Are we wearing a tin foil hat? Maybe. But, it never hurts to be a little more cautious when it comes to new technologies and how our personal information can be exposed through them.
We like the products, so occasionally we will post a banner on our blog for DIFRwear’s Web site.
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