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RFID Chips in Credit Cards?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Nigel Farage, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I just watched a YouTube vid where a guy dissolved a credit card in acetone and discovers there's an RFID chip in there.

    http://youtu.be/9ko75nSUKrs

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification

    Near the bottom of the article it says that RFID chips can be destroyed by microwaves. I'm thinking about putting my VISA debit card in the microwave. Will Federal Agents kick down my door and take me into custody if I do this?

    Am I the last to know this? I always thought the information was coded on a magnetic strip. And I thought RFID's could track your movements. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Is it time for the civil war yet?
     
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    It's BEEN time for a civil war. I say go for it. But at the same time, These idiots tracking us doesn't affect us. Unless were doing something illegal like drug dealing. I don't pay attention to this stuff anymore because I realized it doesn't matter. At the end of the day. They are the ones that run the show. That have been put here on this earth assigned by the creator of this never ending universe.

    I cannot go against the creators plan. It is a foolish thing to do.
     
  3. HelloInsomnia

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    You can always make a faraday cage wallet:

    http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_a_Faraday_Cage_Wallet

    But I think it would be better to get rid of the card altogether since they can still track your movements based on credit card usage and also get other data about you - if you're really worried about that kind of thing.
     
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  4. gbmack

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    You guys are being too paranoid about this.

    How is this going to affect your personal life? Nada. I'll give you my bank account info after you prove me wrong when your door gets kicked in by the feds.
     
  5. swent

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    Sorry if this is stupid but what exactly is an RFID chip?
     
  6. S1lv3rdo7

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    I saw a commercial for a wallet that "protected you from hackers" with a RFID proof film sprayed on the wallet. Apparently there's a way to get your credit card information from that chip. I have no idea how to do it, but now that I know it's possible I'm going to investigate it.
     
  7. Nigel Farage

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    That's beautiful. You've probably seen the spray-on film you apply to your license plate, so that it prevents the red-light cameras from photographing your license plate when you run a red light. They claim it causes the "flash" on the camera to reflect brightly back at the camera so that the information is obscured in the glare. Which, if I remember, has been debunked.
     
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    Watch this video that is from 2008 I think; the guy uploaded it in 2010

     
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    Big mistake.

    A lot of people think same as you nowadays. If you (and many others) will have that same opinion for a longer time many countries will become just one 'interesting' big brother show even before they are hoping.
    Then you will have police country. Rights? You can easily forget about many of them. There is no democracy today and it's hard to achieve something like this when there is a lot of people who don't care about their own right, like you.
    This is not personal attack.
    Am I paranoid? Yes and no. One should be aware of everything (that's what someone could call paranoid state today).

    Like someone said before... it's December of 1983 at the moment.
     
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  10. jazzc

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    I 'l answer you in the same way. Do you think they 're stupid spending gazillions tracking everyone just for the kicks?
     
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  11. jazzc

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    A small, low-power wireless device. If you carry one and pass close to a receiver, the receiver gets the data from RFID. Usually used to easily track items.