About RFID Protection
Protection against RFID Theft since 2001.
What is RFID? Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of a wireless, non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object, (plastic card) for the purposes of identification and tracking.
Tags used in your cards require no battery and are powered by the electromagnetic fields used to read them. The tag contains electronically stored information which can be read from up to several yards away. Unlike a bar code, the tag does not need to be within line of sight of the reader.
Protecting your RFID credit card
The first step to protecting yourself from RFID identity theft is simply knowing if you have an RFID-enabled credit card. You can find out by calling your credit card company, reading your card agreement or checking your card for the presence of an RFID chip or RFID logo, which looks like a series of expanding ripples or waves.
The Tinfoil Hat
Protecting your data from any skimming or theft is as simple as keeping your cards in a wallet or device that reflects and/or prevents radio waves from entering the container. The ProTek™ ACM®Wallet has been doing this since 2001.