Friday, January 9, 2009

Skimmers beware!

For those would-be-criminals wishing to exploit the somewhat new technology of RFID, watch out.

California's new SB 31 law has teeth! This new law is meant to deter those who would knowingly skim information from RFID cards and chips. This process is protected on some financial cards and access credentials through a process known as mutual authentication, but some other cards and credentials remain largely unprotected.

Effective January 1, 2009, the new law states that prosecuted "Skimmers" would be subject to fines and imprisonment of up to 1 year in a county jail.

Good for California. Good for the financial institutions.

We say: Why not proactively protect yourself and your personal data by using an EOS, or Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve like the SkimSAFE? They're ready for use now, and easy to deploy. Just slide the card in and you're safe from the skimmers. Read more about these innovative devices here.

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