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July 19, 2018

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Understanding RFID skimming: an infographic

If you’re wondering what RFID skimming is and how to prevent it then RFID wallet retailers Bricraft have designed this infographic to outline the problem and suggest some solutions.

The Daily Mail revealed in October 2016 that tests run by Money Mail found that criminals can swipe money off RFID cards – ie your bank and credit cards – as you’re walking down the street, sitting in a restaurant or browsing in shops. In August 2017, The Mansfield News Journal in Ohio, US reported that authorities have found credit-card skimmers in at least four gas pumps in Richland and Ashland counties.

But Roger A Grimes, a contributing editor of CSO by IDG, wrote that “based on over a decade of historical evidence, RFID-related crime appears not only very unlikely, but non-existent” – although he acknowledged that it was certainly possible to skim people’s RFID bank cards.

Points covered in this infographic:

  • Stats
  • Why stealing data from RFID chip is Easier?
  • Places where RFID Skimming is most likely to occur.
  • What all data can be stolen from RFID chip?
  • How stolen information can be misused?
  • The entire process of how digital Pickpockets work.
  • Key players in digital pick-pocketing process.
  • How to avoid RFID skimming?

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