The Hidden Dangers of RFID Chips

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Apr 7, 2022 12:00:09 PM

In our ever-evolving world, we carry many IDs that store personal information in microchips, like passports or credit cards.  

Microchips help us accelerate activities, like buying or registering, by using radio waves to automatically send the necessary information to whoever is scanning. This process uses RFID, or “Radio Frequency Identification.” With just an RFID scanner device, officials at airports or stores can receive the information they require from microchips using radio waves. 

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Topics: RFID, resistant paper, Papertyger, Credit Card Skimmers, skimmers

RFID Cover for Passports Explained

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Jun 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM

These days, criminals don't just reach into a back pocket or bag, they steal information by simply passing by with a handheld RFID reader too. What does this mean, and how can we protect ourselves? Introducing RFID Blocking Covers.


What is RFID or RF Identification?


RFID, or radio-frequency (RF) identification, uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track objects. Many IDs you carry daily, like credit cards, your driver's license and your passport include information-packed microchips. An RFID reader can skim this information from a distance, and steal it. This is why several companies have introduced RFID-blocking passport and credit card covers that are made of a radio wave-blocking material to keep these possessions safe!

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Topics: RFID, Travel protection, Passport protection

Why Credit Card Skimmers are a Problem and How to Avoid it

Posted by Layla May on Feb 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

So, you take out last month’s credit card statement, take a look and realize something doesn’t add up. What are all these charges from stores that you know you didn’t make? Did you even go to any of these locations? And how can this be when you still have your credit card? You may have just become a victim of a credit card scanner scam called credit card skimming. But we have a simple and cost-effective way to avoid this nightmare. Read on to find out our secret.

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Topics: RFID, Credit Card Skimmers

Does Your Application Require RFID Shielding?

Posted by Layla May on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With advances in technology introducing contactless smart cards and passports, there has been a rise in concern about RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) theft. Without RFID shielding, thieves could steal your information and either use it to generate fake payments or for other scams. So, does your application require RFID protection? Here we look at the realities of RFID theft and whether you need to consider it.

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Topics: Card Clash, RFID

How to Avoid Card Clash with RFID Protector

Posted by Layla May on Jul 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Advances in technology can improve our lifestyle in many ways. Contactless payment technology has allowed us to quickly and conveniently pay for purchases at many shops and restaurants by simply holding our debit or credit card against an RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) scanner. It’s also accepted as a form of payment on some transport services, including TFL (Transport for London). This makes journeys quick and easy with a simple tap.

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Topics: Card Clash, RFID

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