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May 07, 2011


Mark Roberti


You are misinformed about RFID. As a member of IEEE, it seems odd that you would spread misinformation about technology.

Mark Roberti
Founder and Editor
RFID Journal

John Dunn

That's your opinion , Mark.

Per the admonition in Consumer Reports and other writings I have come across from time to time, I keep my credit card securely wrapped in foil and have instructed each of my family to do likewise.

John Dunn

Just in case you still don't believe this, see the current issue of Consumer Reports, June 2011, page 23, "House of Cards, Why your accounts are vulnerable to thieves".

The bad guy doesn't need a duffel bag anymore, a briefcase will do.

Also note the illustration on page 25: "FOILED AGAIN A duct-tape wallet lined with aluminum foil made RFID cards more difficult to read."

Steve Lyons

So the long term question is, what value does the RFID offer the consumer?

If the security risk is greater than the value, I fail to see how this will catch on. If the risk is suppressed by the media, then they are doing a great disservice to the public.

I myself have informed all my credit card providers that I do NOT want RFID embedded in my cards for any reason. If they refuse to provide a non-RFID card, then that account will be closed. I don't find it inconvenient to swipe a card when I make a purchase.

More to the point how do you know which card is charged if you have multiple RFID enabled cards in your wallet at the time of purchase?

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