Are contactless RFID/NFC Credit cards safe? Maybe not. Your tap credit and debit cards can be read by a simple Android app simply by standing next to you. So, is your own wallet/purse/money clip being hacked through a backdoor without your knowledge? Be careful when you are out and about or are traveling abroad. With better and dedicated equipment criminals may be able to read your credit cards from farther away so protect yourself when travelling anywhere, especially in foreign countries!
I will show with my own contactless RFID/NFC (Near Field Communication) credit cards how card skimming/reading could be done with my personal Android phone and show you one solution to help you protect yourself and your identity.
Secure your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Interact, ATM and other contactless/NFC/RFID/PayWave/PayPass cards with RFID blocking wallets like the Bastion Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking wallet
(Links provided below for purchasing and also to the App used to demo).
Large corporations are being hacked and breached on a daily basis. Equifax, Yahoo, Sony, Home Depot, EBay, Target, Walmart, Ashley Madison, CRA, Financial Institutions (Banks like BMO and CIBC), the government to name a few you may know already or have heard in the news. And those are some of the known ones… not to mention all the ones not uncovered yet! This information could be used for identity theft and more. Any personal or private information should be kept safe and not available for any criminal to capture and store for use in the future and this includes data that is stored on your contactless credit/debit cards.
NOTE: VaultCard is no longer recommended as I found that it does not work as well as it seems. Sometimes when not positioned properly between the phone and the credit card the app was able to read the information on the card.
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→ Carbon Fiber RFID Wallet
→ Alternate Carbon Fiber RFID Wallet
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The 3rd party app (this is not our app) used to read my credit/debit/ATM cards:
→ Credit Card Reader NFC (EMV)
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