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Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Old 10-23-11, 09:16 PM
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Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Nowadays, many id cards and credit cards have RFID chips in them, I was wondering how many of you use them, or some other kind of blocking for your RFID chipped cards? For those of you who haven't seen them, the sleeves looks like this:

Old 10-23-11, 09:27 PM
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

My cards only have magnetic strips.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Looks like the RFID Patrol got wind of your post and blocked your image. They are more powerful than what I thought.

EDIT: The ANTI-RFID Rebels have successfully unblocked it.

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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I have one for my passport card, but not for any other cards that I carry.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I have one for my new Chase card.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

The only card I have is my debit card and is isn't a smartcsrd
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lol No
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

My penis takes care of that duty.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

So will this sleeve give me cancer or prevent some chip from giving me cancer?
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I thought those chips were for convenience. Not inconvenience?
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
So will this sleeve give me cancer or prevent some chip from giving me cancer?
If you put a large bag made of this material over head, your cell phone won't give you brain cancer.

Of course, a recent study shows your cell phone won't give you brain cancer anyway, so mostly, it would just make you look foolish.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

nope... I avoid RFID on cards as it just seems plain stupid.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I'm pretty sure the same people that do this are the ones that don't sign the back of their credit cards
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I don't use the sleeves. I've played with a couple Android programs (like NFC Classic Tag Reader Writer) to see if my NFC-enabled phone can read any of the info from my CC or work ID. The programs detect 3 tags for each card; 2 with useless info, and 1 that's unreadable. Presumably, if people want to steal info from a tag, that's the one that would need to be read/cracked.

I don't see anything wrong with RFID; I can understand the fear that it might be less secure than magnetic strips and/or chips, but I haven't seen any evidence of that in my limited research. I like the fact that I can pay for something just by holding my wallet or phone over the terminal. In other words, my credit card number, PIN, and/or signature are never exposed to prying eyes or cameras. I'm okay with that.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Makes no difference when you shop online.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I thought those chips were for convenience. Not inconvenience?
This.

Why would I want one if I have to keep it in a special sleeve?
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

My bank called me today. My non-RFID credit card somehow got used to make a couple $1500 purchases @ online fragrance and furniture stores. Obviously, my RFID cc could also have been used for the same fraudulent activity. Lucky for me, I'll be getting the transactions voided in the next few days.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Speaking of RFID chips, I ran across this post:

http://www.hoopcity.ca/forum/topics/...age=3#comments

How to Destroy the RFID Chip in Your Driver's License

Posted by Omwoods on November 25, 2010 at 2:54pm in Non Hoop Social Chat

Me and my husband travel all year round. For some reason we used to get pulled over by the police surprisingly often. We thought it's because we have another state's register plate and our windows are tinted black - maybe we look suspicious to their, ahem, sensitive eye.

A friend of ours got into legal trouble and since then used to get followed and pulled over by the cops constantly. The police can actually have a machine that detects signals from a flagged RFID (radio frequency identification) chip embedded in your driver's license. Our friend understood that they must have flagged his chip because of the legal issue. But once he grabbed a hammer and smacked the heck out of the chip, all police hassle on the road was gone. Almost miraculously.

So we figured out that for some reason or another, we too must have a flagged microchip signaling out wherever we drove or parked. Since we destroyed the chip, we've had ZERO trouble with getting pulled over for no reason. It's been over six months now. On average we got pulled over at least once a month.

I checked the Homeland Security website but didn't find info on which states have these "enhanced driver's licenses" as of yet.

Ok boys and girls, this is what you need to do to destroy the chip in an unnoticeable manner:

1. Put your driver's license in the microwave for 5 seconds. We did for 10 seconds.

2. Put it back into your wallet or wherever you keep it and smile knowing that your privacy just increased.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

that is the stupidest article i've read all day.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
that is the stupidest article i've read all day.
As someone who gets pulled over by the police at least twice a day, I disagree.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
that is the stupidest article i've read all day.
I never question the wisdom of a post from hoopcity.ca
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
I was wondering how many of you use them, or some other kind of blocking for your RFID chipped cards?
No I do not use them as I cannot think of a single reason to do so
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

Yes, I use some like these: rick-dane.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/safecash-rfid-blocking-secure-sleeve-for-id-credit-payment-cards-pack-of-5 They work great for me but I guess I wouldn't know for sure since I never have known if somene was trying to hack my card.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I feel a breeze...this thread got awful shilly.
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Re: Do you use RFID blocking sleeves on your cards?

I bought this for $5 and keep it in my wallet...it's the size of a dollar so when you fold the wallet, it protects from both sides (since the credit card is sandwiched between the bills)
http://www.walletnation.com/rogue-rf...FehzMgod1xcAgw

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