How To: Hack RFID enabled credit card & steal money for cheap

Hack RFID enabled credit card & steal money for cheap

How to Hack RFID enabled credit card & steal money for cheap

Identity theft is a huge problem and one of he fastest growing crimes in America.

A number of credit card companies now issue credit cards with embedded RFIDs (radio frequency ID tags), with promises of enhanced security and speedy transactions.

But, on today's episode of Boing Boing TV, hacker and inventor Pablos Holman shows Xeni how you can use about $8 worth of gear bought on eBay to read personal data from those credit cards -- cardholder name, credit card number, and whatever else your bank embeds in this manner.

Fears over data leaks from RFID-enabled cards aren't new, and some argue they're overblown -- but this demo shows just how cheap and easy the "sniffing" can be. For more information on RFID hacks, watch this how-to.

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just got a new amex in the mail with the chip!
is there any way i can get a regular one
chip-less --- how much fear can one american take?!?!

oh!

Destroy the rfid chip. Get a hammer and smash it. U may think this is extreme but its betteer than gettin ur card info stolen. And once its get stolen and they buy sumthin there is nothin you can do about it!

well, all the card needs is the electronic strip at the back, smash the card, save the strip, and leave some space so the girl that swipes the card has something to hold on to
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If you smash the chip without destroying the card you can still use the credit card.

Dont smash the chip! Just fry it with an electrical shock! Maybe a piezo from an electric lighter or a car battery will do the job! It will keep the card good looking and not risk breaking the rest of the card!

thats great! good for demons!

theres just know way

just smash the chip but dont break the card

i'll try it first..

don't get a card, it will wash out you money :)

ive been incounter in my fb friend ask me to open account because once i open account his client will send money through my account but i refused bec he dont send me money to open account it cost big amount . if only i have much money i think i would be a victim of hackers.

how can you tell if your card has a chip in it?

what is the name of that credit card reader

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