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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.
Download Press Release:
RFID Protect – backing BSB British Superbike riders in 2013 (PDF 86KB)
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.
Over the past 12 months, RFID Protect has been making new friends across Twitter, and in the process of doing so hopefully spreading useful information about how ‘contactless’ technology is being introduced and already changing lives.
We are thrilled to announce that we now have over 100 followers.
If you would like access to the very latest development in the Near Field Communications (NFC) sector why not follow us on Twitter too, click here.
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)