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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Onions View Post
i tried to tell the bank i didnt want a chip in mine.. i did a whole project tin grade 12 on this topic. i determined that these scanners can be purchased on ebay for 10 bucks and modified to send info direct to a mobile device. Allowing the thief to shop online in seconds of having the info... the bank told me that i had to have a chip. i told them i would cut it out. they told me then that it would be destruction of property and that i would get charged XD i was rattled, and now am forced to walk around with my information free to steal XD and i do line my wallet in tin foil stuff lol it works
I used to work for Wells Fargo. That guy is blowing smoke up your a$$. Visa cards aren't visa's property because nowhere in any contractual language does it state that they ever expect the card to be surrendered back to them. Not only that but they DO have the non RFID cards available upon request, the guy you were talking to was just being an ass.

If your bank won't help you, go to another bank, but feel free to cut out the chip because they'll NEVER charge you because they'll NEVER know. Either that or just give out your card info to a friend and keep scamming the bank until they give you a non chipped card.
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I actually have a variant of one of these beasts floating around. We use them in the dorms to keep track of people. When you enter the dorm, you wave your ID, which has a little RFID chip coded to you, and it decides whether or not you live there and whether or not to let you in.
all hail the machine
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Woah. I'm gonna build an RF blocker for my ID card... In Spain they've just started to make electronic ID cards and jeeze, I don't feel safe no more.
   
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didnt know this was news. was talking about how this is possible years ago. RFID is much more popular now too
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didnt know this was news. was talking about how this is possible years ago. RFID is much more popular now too
Pff, yeah, how have these guys never heard of this? First time I heard the report it was on vinyl, it's gone downhill since then.
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post #26 of 39
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I've warned people for years to keep rfid away from their building locks for this reason. It is incredibly easy to copy the codes and write them to another rfid tag. The only good use for rfid is in warehouses for keeping invintory, anything other then that it is a major security risk.
Not only that, but do they have an auto-lockout feature if so many codes are used? I've always wondered if you can mock those type of key cards with a multi-broadcast scanner (or just brute force codes), like the ones that open multiple garage doors at once (going through all the frequencies extremely fast). I've just never bothered to check it, it seems like shotty security to me. Though if it's paired with something it could be extremely valuable, never hurts for added layers.
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Best way to kill a RFID chip in a card is to hit it with a hammer.
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post #28 of 39
Serious question.. If you see someone walking with a laptop, getting remotely close to you, and putting something towards your butt.. wouldn't you think they're up to something?

I'm just saying.
post #29 of 39
There gonna start putting Tin Foil in wallets x)
post #30 of 39
My wallet is already covered in tin foil. I think it looks cool.
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