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Does your Credit Card have an RFID chip?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by crusha, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Guess this video tells us what we WON'T be seeing on the next MythBusters...
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    RFID chips need an RFID metal wallet.
     
  3. Leo

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    When my wife's credit card company upgraded her card to an RFID, we cut it up and cancelled that account. I was fed up with Chase bank anyway, esp. with their involvment ripping off the taxpayers. All it takes to steal from your account with an rfid credit card is someone walking past you with a realitively straight forward device and a laptop computer in a brief case. rfid is a bad idea.
     
  4. dickn52

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    NFC on the other hand is much safer. Transmit distance is about 1-2 inches. Strangers who get that close to you should off cigarettes.
     
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    How do you tell if one's card has a RFID chip? If it does could one put Aluminum Foil around it?
     
  6. rw993

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    RFID to my understanding is pretty versatile. Walmart uses RFID to inventory. The chips are OFF until a programed time to turn on and "report" to a sensor. A snapshot of an aisle in the store instantly inventories. Chips are not capable of prolonged standby if you will. They are on or off with a short life battery. I really think this is a questionable FEAR. RW
     
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    Some RFID chips have no power or "battery" on the chip itself...it is powered by the incoming signal and can remain dormant virtually forever.
     
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    Wonder if a big-ast electromagnet table on a Blanchard grinder would render it useless like it did the magnetic strip on the back of my drivers license. Maybe 7 1/2 or 8 seconds in the microwave oven would cook the trick. Someone please inform us how to beat back Big Brother before he deletes this thread.
     
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    Get the movie Shadow put out by Glenn Beck. One hell of a eye opener. Wild Bill
     
  10. straightshooter1

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    I had a credit card compromised, one I never used, but kept in my wallet. It had the new chip.

    There is a company in Florida that sells very nice wallets and small womens' purses that protect against someone walking by you and getting your info as Leo noted above.

    I bought one, it is just a hair heavier that a regular wallet and a hair larger, holds 9 cards, my Driver's License, CWP and VA card.

    My wife bought the individual sleeves for each card that also protects the info, but that was too inconvenient for me, taking the sleeve out, taking out the card, then putting it back in the sleeve, then back into the wallet. But, she likes it.

    Bob
     
  11. Ross

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    I'd also like to know how to tell if my card has a chip. Ross Puls
     
  12. likes-to-shoot

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    I would think the same place that issued the card could answer your question.
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    What until they start imbedding RFID chips in your guns.

    Oh wait, Chiappa already does that for their guns.
     
  14. dead on 4

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    Line your wallet with tin foil, it will block the RFID signals or go to www.roguewallet.com and check out their signal blocking products.

    Surfer
     
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    If you have a new passport in the last 5 years it also has a chip. If you want to kill it just throw it in the microwave.
     
  16. slic lee

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    So far no answered the question, do I assume no one knows? Lee
    HOW DO YOU KNOW?
     
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kI-RAMBPz6w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    The difference between the old and new passports.

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  18. b12

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    Ok, then what is the pourpose of the RFID chip. Will the card still work without the chip. Bill
     
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