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What are the risks of RFID chips for travellers?

RFID protection foil - What are the risks of RFID chips for travellers?

Modern wireless technology makes “everything” possible: non-cash payments, data saving whether for ID cards or passports, electronic security and many other examples make life easier and offer a wealth of possibilities – but these can also have hidden risks. Readout of RFID chips can allow access to persons with criminal intent.

What does RFID mean?

RFID is the abbreviation for “Radio Frequency Identification”. By means of integrated chips, so-called transponders, objects and persons can be automatically identified and localized.

Although wireless technology makes daily life and also data collection much easier, nevertheless there are also some dangers: It can happen that more or less in passing, for example that a small mobile scanner can read off data on bank cards, even if the card itself is still in your wallet or handbag. Meanwhile RFID chips are not only found in bank cards but also integrated in passports, personal IDs and in Smartphones.

How to protect your data

In order to protect personal data we recommend that you also shield your data carriers from unauthorized access: Wrapping cards and ID documents in aluminium foil, for example, provides reliable protection against data theft. For everyday application however, this method is not exactly convenient. The problem is solved more practically and elegantly by using covers or pockets which already have integrated protective foil.

RFID Block travel accessoires by TATONKA

TATONKA presents travel accessories with integrated read-off protection, the so-called RFID Block: The Moneybox RFID C, Folder RFID B, Hang Loose RFID, Check In RFID and Euro Wallet RFID B are presented here for you in detail.