More and more credit cards, ID badges, EZ pay tags – and even passports are being created with embedded RFID tags in them. The tags contain basic, but important information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, name, birth date etc. ID cards also have the magic ability to open doors and allow entry into secure locations. All this data is an identity thief’s dream. There is a whole world of potential trouble to be had if all this juicy card information was to leak into the wrong hands. It’s been proven by hackers that grabbing info off an RFID chip is very easy. All you need is an $8 scanner and close proximity to a chip, and you’re in business.

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