Protect Your Information
Secure Sleeve®, Secure Badgeholder®, and Secure Wallet™ products create an RFID shield by blocking the electromagnetic energy necessary to power and communicate with contactless smart cards, passports, enhanced drivers licenses (EDLs), TWIC, PIV, CAC and transit cards. This is essential to total security because although most contactless smart card systems implement industry-standard security mechanisms, readers can be modified to access information without authorization.
Credit card readers can be easily purchased that will read the credit account number, expiration date, and in some cases even name off your new RFID enabled credit card. These readers can easily be concealed by electronic pickpocketers so that someone could walk through a crowd, ride on a subway, elevator, or other crowded area and steal nearby credit card information without the card holder ever knowing it happened.
The credit card companies response is that you don't have the 3 digit code so you can't do anything with the information. That is incorrect however as many telephone order merchants don't ask for the 3 digit code. Also we were able to take the information scanned from a card and put it on any magnetic stripe card and use it to make a purchase as demonstrated in the news video below.
Electronic Pickpocket Protection FAQ
What card types will the Identity Stronghold's Secure Badgeholder® and Secure Sleeve® products shield, and what card types will the product not sheild?
The patented Secure Badgeholder® and patent pending Secure Sleeve® and Secure Wallets, are designed to shield all contactless credit cards, passports, drivers licenses, ISO 14443A/B and EPC Gen1/Gen2 contactless smart cards; any contactless card that operates at 13.56 Mhz and above. It does not shield non-smart cards (older 125khz proximity cards). On cards that include a secondary 125 khz antenna added for backward compatibility only the new 13.56 Mhz interface is shielded. The 13.56 Mhz interface is generally the only one with personal data. Below is a list of the card types that are shielded and ones that are not shielded by the Secure Badgeholder and Secure Sleeve.
Shields these types of cards:
- All new contactless credit cards
- US Passport Cards
- Enhanced Driver's Licenses such as Washington, Michigan, New York, and Vermont
- Many transit cards such as the DC Metro and Boston Charlie™ card
- TWIC™ (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
- HID iClass, HID MIFARE®, HID FlexSmart, DESFire
- Indala FlexSmart
- Any card ISO 14443A/B or ISO 15693 compatible
- All MIFARE® and DESFire compatible cards
- sQuid cards used in Europe
- Military CAC (Common Acess Cards)
- New Government PIV (Personal Identity Verification) cards such as the Linc-Pass
- New long range RFID EPC Gen1/Gen2 cards
Does not shield these types of cards:
- Older "prox" cards, HID 125 khz. Includes: ProxCard II, ISOProx II, DuoProx II, Smart ISOProx II, Smart DuoProxII, ProxCard Plus
- Indala FlexISO, FLexCard, FLex Tag