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Electronic Pickpocketing: Personal Security at Risk

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by motoman98, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well thank god the media has seen fit to notify those 1.2 million crooks out there that they need to get right down to the local Best Buy and buy up a car reader and the other goodies needed to make this work.

    Get close to my *** and we going to be having a short conversation!
  3. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Like the article said, line your wallet with aluminum foil to prevent magnetic stips being read.

    RFID chipped cards are even more vulnerable. When RFID chips came out, the manufacturer said they could only be read within a six-foot distance. Now they can be read from over 150 feet away. Someone can be reading your pocket from half a block away or across a wide avenue.

    Newer passports, enhanced drivers licenses, and some credit cards have RFID chips.
  4. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    But....but...but....I NEED the tin foil for my hat!!!!!!!:cartman:

    Get your hands on one of those mylar metallic anti-static envelopes that computer chips come in. Trim a corner to a size that fits in your wallet. RFID chips can be a boon to keeping your info personal...IF you secure it.