Saturday, December 18, 2010

High Tech. Hijacking/Electronic Pick-pocketing

Has hight-tech gone too far? Imagine a portable credit-card-reader capable of reading your credit card information in your wallet as the device is passed by you on the street or while in a crowd, or just standing in line. Identity thieves can swipe and read your credit card while closely passing to hijack your personal information by the use of RF Tag Skimming. This is accomplished by reading the magnetic strip on your card if it is equipped with the latest RF (Radio Frequency) sending transponder used in the newest state-of-the-art credit card reader technology.

The details are technical and difficult to describe, and is better accomplished by viewing the attached video detailing the entire process. And, describes a way to defeat these newest of High-Tech Pirates.