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RFID Protect – backs Team Repli-Cast UK Racing as a main sponsor in their 2013 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
Building on our positive experiences in 2012, RFID Protect has increased its level of involvement in high speed motorsport. As a main sponsor with Team Repli-Cast UK Racing we’re demonstrating our commitment to supporting new talent and backing riders that aspire to reach the upper echelons of the sport.
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RFID Protect – backing BSB British Superbike riders in 2013 (PDF 86KB)
Everyone’s favourite daytime TV show This Morning featured a selection of our products during a slot about credit card fraud and the fast-growing issue of ‘e-pickpocketing‘. During a five-minute feature, presenter Phillip Schofield showcased RFID Protect’s latest Leather Multi-card Holder, which has been designed in collaboration with crime-reduction officers at Victoria Police, Australia and is new to the UK.
Mr Schofield was visibly shocked at the ease by which information can be ‘skimmed’ from a contactless credit or debit card; during a demonstration given by Thomas Cannon (Director of Research and Development) at American company ViaForensics.
First shown on Thursday 10th May, 2012 the programme can be viewed again for a limited period, at http://www.itv.com/thismorning/ and a direct link to their Crime File discussion area for this particular issue can be found at: http://www.itv.com/thismorning/life/crime-file-120510/
A spokesman for RFID Protect said,
“…we’re absolutely thrilled that ITV came to us for guidance on the whole issue of ‘e-pickpocketing’, and what members of the public can do to better protect their contactless bank cards. Working with the team on This Morning has been a great pleasure; it’s great to receive so much positive feedback about our work and products.”
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)