Are All RFID Cards The Same?
There are two basic types of cards:
Cards with 13.56 Megahertz frequency chips, which are primarily:
- New debit and credit cards
- Transit cards
- Hotel keys
- New ID and access cards
Cards with 125 Kilohertz frequency chips, which are primarily older:
What card types will Identity Stronghold’s products shield and protect against EP?
The patented Secure Badgeholder, Secure Sleeves and Secure Wallets are designed to shield from electronic pickpocketing (EP) all 13.56Mhz 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.
The new Secure Badgeholders Classic and Flex™ with BloxProx™ now protect older cards with 125 Khz chips embedded. These new badge holders will also protect cards that include a secondary 125 Khz antenna added for backward compatibility as well as the new 13.56 Mhz interface. The 13.56 Mhz interface is generally the only one with personal data.
All Holders Shield These Types of Cards:
- All new contactless credit cards and debit cards
- US Passport Cards
- Enhanced Driver's Licenses such as Washington, Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Canadian provinces.
- 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
Secure Badgeholders Classic and Flex with Blox Prox now protect these 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 (Call for information as we are working on a special version.)
How RFID Blocking Works
By creating a shield that blocks the ability to power and communicate with the RFID chip, our products protect personal information stored on these items. Unfortunately, industry-standard security measures implemented for user protection are easily by-passed with modification, so complete protection requires additional security.