RFID "skimming"

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by chiraldude, Aug 12, 2010.

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  1. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    I was watching the "PBS News Hour" and some "security expert" showed video of someone on a hi-rise roof top with a 6 foot antenna pointed down at the street. He claimed that it was possible to skim RFID tags this way.
    He did not say what kind of tags could be.
    I did some searching and can't find anything about long distance credit card RFID skimming (this is the only skimming I worry about) and found nothing.
    Is there any example and/or claim of successful skimming of current credit card RFID?
     
  2. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Current technology does skims maximum at a yard distance. 15 years ago the maximum distance was a foot. So I would not worry about it. A typical "monkey sandwich story" as we say in Holland.
     
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