How Hackers Steal Credit Card Numbers using RFID and NFC Wireless Communication

You definitely do not want to become another statistic and a victim of a digital pickpocket and you will be surprised at how hackers can steal your credit card numbers with the use of RFID and NFC wireless communication. The CEO of says that they have issued warnings to all of their patrons on how to protect their credit cards when making transactions as hackers could steal numbers from a distance of only six inches away from another person that makes a transaction. This breed of pickpocketing is one of the worst to have hit the world and was first discovered in shopping centers and stations.

This technology that enables them to effortlessly steal details on both debit and credit cards without even touching you wallet or actually stealing the physical card. Hackers stand six inches away and use RFID readers that harvest the banking details of the targeted card with the use of 13.56 MHz, which communicate with the reader, and the card. Digital pickpockets either use an RFID reader or download a RFID app on their smartphone that picks up the wireless signals when the card is used and transfer that data to their smartphone or reader.

After the thieves have this information all they need to do is buy a machine, which is used to replicate the card. This machine’s cost is $300, something that is easily made back through the stolen data they get from the bankcards. This is a very real threat and the only thing that might stop this transmission of stolen data is a special wallet with foil wrapped interior. Some banks such as Chase Bank said they would not use radio technology on their cards anymore. Fortunately, tech-savvy people have already started to launch new products such as Articulate who launched a clutch purse that can block RFID signals.

Source: Jason Michelle, Worked as an IT expert for Bahis Siteleri comparison website