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Leading defence contractor BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines recently experienced a frustrating issue whereby certain workers reported their ‘contactless’ ID smart cards had stopped functioning after being in the proximity of TIG welding operations; resulting in denied access to various sectors of a secure facility in England.
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TIG welding – bad news for contactless door entry systems? (PDF 39KB)
TWENTY million Brits are at risk of having their bank details stolen by electronic pickpockets, a Sun investigation has revealed!
Journalist Nick Francis of The Sun newspaper has spearheaded a major investigation into the potential for contactless crime, taking the work of RFID Protect to a national audience. In an interview with RFID Protect spokesman David Maxwell The Sun revealed:
“…David is a former cop and director of RFID Protect, a firm specialising in products which combat RFID fraud. It has been a big problem in America for a while and now it is getting to be a problem over here. It is a difficult thing to put statistics on because it’s hard to tell how your card details were skimmed.”
“If you ring your bank they will point out there are many ways to lose your card ID, which is true, and by the time you find out you’ve been skimmed it is too late to work out how.
“But the technology is out there and in the wrong hands.”
Source: The Sun (News International)
Date: Sunday 29 April 2012
Original author: Nick Francis
You can read the full story at this link: “Robbed by Radiowave” The Sun Newspaper (News International)
British-based interactive magazine E-Life devoted a full-page spread, in its June 2011 edition, to the issue of ‘anti-skim’ technology in respect of contactless devices, such as e-passports or ‘smart’ credit cards.
“Make yourself invisible. What they can’t see – they can’t steal.” was the message from RFID Protect, and that prevention is always better than cure.
For those interested, the full article can be found by following this link:
In these short videos you will see examples of so called ‘RFID skimming’.
The Electronic Pickpocket – RFID ‘skimming’ on Channel 3 News (4 mins 26 sec)
How RFID works (2 mins 31 sec)
Skimming – the new ‘rip off’ (2 mins 31 sec)
Wireless identity theft – an RFID ‘skimming’ demonstration (1 min 06 sec)
Cloning RFID tags in Sacramento (2 mins 05 sec)