Most credit cards in addition to magnetic strips and chips, contain an RFID chip embedded into the plastic of the card. This Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip contain credit card numbers, expiry dates, security codes, private and confidential information it is also used at touch less pay points that are found at many gas stations, retailers, and fast food chains. This is a great feature of credit cards, since you do not need to hand your credit card over to strangers.
The Problem is that this personal credit card information can be scanned with easily purchased scanners that are readily available online! (The basic ones are $80 online. For $400 you can purchase online scanners that are amplified, these can scan RFID chips at substantial distances. The info they gather can then be immediately reprogramed onto blank cards.). Many criminals are electronic pickpocketing unsuspecting people!
The Solution is the Security Sleeve that gives vault like protection when credit cards are inserted into them. The RFID chips are protected from unsuspected attempts to electronically pick pocket information from them.
Many government identification cards like military ID cards, drivers licenses, NEXXUS cards, and Permanent residence cards use RFID technology to store very personal information like, ID numbers, addresses, biometrics, fingerprints, and other personal ID information. By storing these cards in Security Sleeves, this information is protected from people trying to steal personal ID's from unsuspecting individuals.
Passports are now being issued with RFID chips built into them. The private information that government programs onto these chips are surprising. Almost a complete profile of the passport holder can be found within the RFID chip embedded in passports. Many airports now have large RFID scanners that scan people in security lines to help TSA personnel screen travelers. Criminals can now easily electronically pick pocket this information, then use it to falsify ID's and passports. The solution is Security Sleeves Passport protection. Store your passport inside the Security Sleeve to control when and who scans your private information.
Unknown to most travelers is that hotel room keys also have RFID chips embedded in them. They can not only be used to open locked hotel room doors, but many hotels store the complete guest profile onto the card, including credit card information. These cards are easily scanned and not only duplicated, but the credit card information can be used to defraud unsuspecting customers. By storing these keys in Security Sleeves, the customer can foil attempts to have this easily scanned information from falling into the wrong hands.
New smart phones utilize NFC (Near field communications) to communicate. The new retail payment processes that use your smart phone to pay bills and charges uses this technology. This NFC can also be used to scan RFID chips. Hackers are now downloading virus programs using emails, attachments, and copy games to install malware that turns a customer's NFC on remotely. With this an unsuspecting smart phone user could have their own phone electronically pick pocket their own credit cards, or other cards containing an RFID chip. All while never having their phone or wallet leave their pocket. This information can be sent half way around the world, and then used to defraud the unsuspecting person. By using Security Sleeves to store cards with RFID chips, the likelihood of this happening is greatly reduced.
Why Security Sleeves Work:
Superior RFID Blocking Technology. The metallic and other polymers used in Security Sleeves help better protect customers from being electronically pickpocketed. In a previous time when scanners were more simple, paper technology might have worked. With scanners that now have amplifying technology, and with hackers turning smart phones into private scanners through NFC, RFID protecting technology has to be cutting edge and the best available. Think about it, your own cell phone touching your own wallet pick pockets you. When comparing RFID blocking technologies, many organizations like the military and the government rely on metallic polymers to protect information. They do not use the paper sleeve technology that credit card companies and financial institutions use that they give away free. By using Security Sleeves metallic polymer RFID technology the customer has the benefit of knowing that their cards are being protected with technology similar to even the most classified information.
More Card Surface Protected. The opening of the Security Sleeves is on the top of the sleeve not the side of the sleeve. When it comes to protection you want the least exposed surface. In addition you want a snug fit. RFID signals are like radio signals, they radiate from where they can. Having the insertion point on the top not the side of the sleeve helps reduce any RFID signal leakage.
Thin Profile and Easy to Keep. Security Sleeves fit back into the same credit card slot in a wallet as if there was no being used. This is a great benefit that results in not having to carry a special wallet, or having to increase the bulk of the usual wallet. Security Sleeves have a coating on them, to allow them longer life. They can be wiped down easy with a damp cloth, they are more moisture resistant than paper.
When comparing RFID blocking technologies, many organizations like the military and the government rely on metallic polymers to protect information. They do not use the paper sleeve technology that credit card companies and financial institutions use that they give away free. By using Security Sleeves metallic polymer RFID technology the customer has the benefit of knowing that their cards are being protected with technology similar to even the most classified information.