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Stainless Steel Wallet Stops RFID-Wielding Criminals

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:51am

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Like a small safe in your pocket or purse, Zippo's wallet encased in stainless steel prevents RFID-using criminals from swiping your credit card information.

The new Zippo wallet's stainless steel outer shell not only gives the wallet a sleek look but also blocks radio frequency identification with its RF shield. RFID technology uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to take data from a tag on an object or card. Thieves can use this from yards away without even touching you.

Concerns over the potential threats of RFID have grown as awareness about how many products contains RFID tags has increased. RFID tags can be found in medications, clothing, and other goods to track them throughout the manufacturing process.

The Zippo wallet features six slots for credit cards, an I.D. window and money pocket.

The wallet retails for $49.95 and is available on Zippo.com.

Are you concerned about people using RFID to steal your information?

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December 06, 2012

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