Protect your personal data
You love to be on the go? Whether dancing the night away at festivals, visiting far-flung beaches around the globe or being on an amazing sightseeing-trip through the biggest cities of the world, you want to see everything?
Then you’ve probably encountered one or two pickpockets on your way.
However it’s not only your valuables, such as your smartphone or your money that are in trouble: Wireless identity theft is a big subject that is still not in everybody’s mind.
You ask yourself why? To answer this, we need to clarify the following:
What is RFID?
To get to the heart of it: RFID (Radio-Frequency-IDentification) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag (called transponder) which is attached to an object.
This tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked - this makes it easy to steal the data.
Where is RFID used?
You’re probably thinking, „I don’t come in contact with RFID, so why worry?“ However, you use RF-enabled cards. Everyone does. Here are a few examples:
- Credit Cards
- ID Cards
- Key Cards
That’s why wireless identity theft is an easy way to gather your personal information. Each of your
RF-enabled cards carries a radio frequency identification chip which responds to certain radio frequencies. When these tags come into contact with radio waves, they respond with a slightly altered signal.
The response can contain encoded personal identifying information, including your name, address, Social Security Number, phone number, and pertinent account or employee information.
That’s why the inner bag of the TrustBag™ is made out of RFID-blocking material!
A great plus
The inner bag not only blocks RFID but also suppresses your mobile reception. Why is this a plus, you ask?
No one can interrupt you anymore while you’re on vacation - only if you want them to. AND your mobile device cannot be tracked!
… but don’t worry: If you do not store your smartphone in the inner bag, you will have your normal mobile reception!What do you think about wireless identity theft? Did the text help you to better understand what is behind the theft?