Channel 4 News reveals that millions of Barclays card customers could be exposed to e-pickpocketing!

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Credit & Debit Card Skimming, RFID shielding options
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“All I did was tap my phone over your wallet and using the wireless reader on the phone I was able to lift out the details from your card, that includes the long card number, the expiry date and your name.”  Thomas Cannon, ViaForensics

Finally, the ‘eagle has landed’.

So when your bank tells you that a new ‘contactless’ payment card is 100% secure, perhaps you’ll keep in mind their track record for ‘security’ and that we’ve been calling for a greater awareness of the vulnerabilities of ‘contactless’ payment technologies for over two years now!

There’s probably nothing to worry about in the longer-term, but right now and – just to be on the safe side – then why not avoid potential mayhem and consider a low-cost ‘anti-skim’ sleeve for that new ‘contactless’ credit or debit card; such as those that can be purchased from RFID Protect.

This article makes reference to an original story by Benjamin Cohen, who is Channel 4 News’ Technology Correspondent.  You can watch the video here, or read the full story at  Channel 4 News

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Comments
  1. Thanks for raising awareness – and drawing attention to this breaking news item. (Although, it’s hardly news for some of us in this industry!!!)

  2. [...] Channel 4 News reveals that millions of Barclays card customers could be exposed to e-pickpocke… [...]

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