RFID ‘anti-skim’ products
You can find a range of shielding kit, which provides a real degree of protection against unauthorised access (i.e. ‘skimming’) to your contactless devices from the following retailers:
RFID Protect supply a range of sleeves, wallets, and ID card shields that are designed specifically to offer protection against unauthorised access to ‘contactless technology’. The company is aligned with law-enforcement agencies (Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust / Victoria Police, Australia), and remains a main provider in this sector.
Why bother you might say? Well, it is perhaps interesting to note that on Wednesday 29 November 2010, 2.5 million radio frequency shielding sleeves were delivered to the US Department of Defense to protect the Common Access Card (CAC) against unauthorised data interception. This is an RFID enabled ID card issues to all military personnel.
The source article can be located by following this link: http://www.secureidnews.com/2010/11/29/defense-department-order-rf-shields-from-national-laminating
Launched circa March 2010, ID Titan (London & West Midlands) offers information about ID Stronghold products, and appears to be a (student-led) start-up business that’s positioning itself as a UK-distributer for this American company. At present there are no products available to purchase from their simple website; although this may of course change in due course.
www.pacsafe.com (nb: a limited range of products only)