Protecting your information is becoming more and more difficult. Although modern technology increases ease and efficiency in our lives, it also makes it easier for criminals to steal personal information.
RFID chips are growing in popularity as the technology spreads across multiple industries. For consumers, this technology is embedded in credit cards, identification cards, passports and more.
Companies embed a small chip in products that allows information to be transmitted to a reader wirelessly, decreasing transaction time. In comparison to traditional credit cards or ID cards that require a strip to be read, products with this technology only require proximity to transmit information and complete transactions. These cards are presented as convenient, but they are also susceptible to being skimmed without ever leaving your pocket.
You will find RFID sympathizers claiming these RFID cards give out single use codes that can only be used once. The problem is the cards also give out your full credit card number and expiration date. The single use codes that they claim protect you, however, are not required for online purchases. Others will claim your RFID chips don't transmit the 3 digit security code. This is a red herring. Next time you add a credit card to Amazon notice that they do not ask for the 3 digit code and a lot of other online and phone order stores don't either.
Since you need a wallet anyway, why not get the protection you need since our RFID wallets cost about the same as unprotected ones?