Keep RFID Cards Safe: Be Careful & Change Habits

RFID embedded cards use radio frequencies to transmit data. These cards have been in use in Europe for many years but are just coming into use in the U.S. The idea is that consumers should be able to use these cards at stores and restaurants to pay for purchases without having to swipe the card through a scanner. Many people remain concerned, however, that the RFID technology may also allow thieves to use scanners to intercept the radio waves and steal the card’s information. While technology has made significant security improvements in the past few years, some concerns still exist.

One of the easiest ways to keep your RFID embedded card safe is to Be Careful and Change Habits:

  1. Place your RFID cards next to each other in your wallet.
  2. Carry your RFID cards in a front pocket.
  3. Be aware of other people around you when using your credit cards.
  4. Use your RFID cards at home for online purchases only.
  5. Monitor your credit card statements for usual activity or errors.

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