You may have noticed that more and more credit cards are switching from magnetic strips to RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, chips. If you don’t already have at least one of these new cards in your wallet, you can be sure you’ll get one soon. And while RFID chips have been specifically designed to reduce the chances of having your information stolen at the register, there is one potential area of weakness: your wallet.
Because RFID chips interact not through physical contact but through the use of radio frequencies, it is theoretically possible that these radio waves could be used to transmit personal information such as your name, address, credit card number, employee information, phone number, and social security number to an unauthorized party. Using a modified RFID reader, someone could conceivably stand a couple feet behind you in a public space and extract this information wirelessly without you knowing it. So far, no cases of this particular form of identity theft have surfaced yet. But with the proliferation of RFID technology, and their use in encoding sensitive information becoming more and more widespread, it’s only a matter of time before hackers and identity thefts have the capability.
That’s where RFID blocking wallets from WalletBe can give you one less thing to worry about. Designed specifically to disrupt the wireless transmission of your personal information, our wallets also offer many options for pockets, convenient ID windows, and money clips. Available in men’s and women’s models, our RFID blocking wallets can help to protect your personal information in an age where it is becoming increasingly hard to do so. Shop the WalletBe selection of RFID blocking wallets now!