Hacked Gadgets Forum

September 6, 2008

Steal Credit Card Numbers Wireless using RFID

at 7:36 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking


I am not very impressed with the lack of security that is used in the Credit Card RFID. With the advance in technology and the easy of use for online purchases I would have thought that any new technology that was layered onto the existing credit card system would have been so robust that a hacker would not give it a second look. When RFID empnanted credit cards become more popular I can see crooks setting up powerful directional antennas in busy hallways and grab thousands of numbers per day without the card holders having a clue of what was going on.  As the hacker in the video mentions why not have the card store a bit stream of garbage that can only be decrypted when it has been sent back to the issuing bank.

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