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“Robbed by radiowave” – The Sun takes this story to a national audience!

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)

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Smartphone users will soon have the option to disable their NFC (Near Field Communication) features

RFID Protect announces a new NFC app for smartphones

In early November 2011, BBC News services reported that malware attacks on UK Android Apps, and smartphone fraud in general, had risen by a staggering 800% since this time last year!!!!

Meanwhile, RFID Protect is developing a solution for smartphone users wary of this technology.  It comes in the shape of a simple flexibly designed App that will be launched late 2012, and made available to download from www.rfidprotect.co.uk

So before too long, iPhone and Android users will have the option to disable their NFC (Near Field Communication) feature and as our motto goes “MAKE YOURSELF INVISIBLE’ to would be phone hackers, e-pickpockets and e-payment skimmers.

We’re exploring the scope for a timer function too – so users get to determine the amount of time their smartphone can be accessed by third parties.

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