Monday, February 03, 2014

Hey Bunky, does the Harper government know what's in your wallet?

RDID-Blocking Wallet
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chips are now regularly implanted in passports, ID cards, credit cards and travel papers. These tiny chips make machine-reading your documents easier but could also let anyone with the right type of scanner scrape your information and track your whereabouts. Luckily, gadget geeks have come to the rescue again, this time with scrape your information and track your whereabouts. Working on the same principle as the "phonekerchief," these wallets create a Faraday cage around your items, keeping their data secure until you take them out to be scanned where they're supposed to be scanned. Destroying the chip is simplier: just nuke it in the microwave for five seconds. Of course, whatever you're microwaving might burst into flames first ...

Source: CSEC Wi-Fi snooping experiment prompts calls for review - Huffington Post Sunday, February 2, 2014.

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