Woot offers 1 Voice The SNK RFID Blocking Canvas Card Holder for $14.99 (reg. $39) plus shipping.
The 1 Voice RFID blocking system prevents RFID skimming and keeps your identity and personal data safe. Over the last couple of years, you may have noticed that most of your credit cards and IDs now have an embedded chip in them. When activated by an RFID reader, these chips transmit certain types of information wirelessly, so that you can verify your identity or even make a purchase without swiping your card. The downside: Anyone with an RFID reader can activate those chips and pick up whatever information they’re designed to transmit. And, if they’re sneaky about it, they can do it without your knowledge.
Hackers have made headlines over the years by demonstrating how a handheld RFID reader can “skim” sensitive information from people’s cards at a distance of several feet. They can get your name and country of origin from your passport. More alarmingly, RFID skimmers have collected whole credit card numbers from the pockets of passersby.
The 1 Voice RFID blocking wallets and card holders keep your information safe by sewing into the lining of the wallet as RFID blocking film that prevents “skimming”.
Posted on 11 September 2016, 04:02 PM