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Credit Card Chips

March 6, 2010, 11:40 p.m.
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the chip in your card is not constantly giving off a signal, it is stagnant, like the magnattic stripe, it only works when being read by a card reader….

Yeah, I've read that, and I've also read that it is always giving a signal. Anyway, even if it only works when being read, if it's being read, it's giving off a signal, whether it's in my wallet while I'm walking somewhere, or if it's legitimately being read by a scanner in a store.

I don't like it.

make sure you wear a tinfoil hat as well

Please see post #4 in this thread.

:canada: :swiss:

March 6, 2010, 11:42 p.m.
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just get a faraday cage wallet.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/8cdd/

Check my stuff for sale!

March 6, 2010, 11:43 p.m.
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hahaha, FullMonty, I already looked at those.

:canada: :swiss:

March 6, 2010, 11:44 p.m.
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CouchSurfer, that's not what I meant. I mean if someone steals your card and makes purchases with it, there are signatures to compare so that you can prove it was not you. With a Chip and PIN system, there is no signature to compare, and the onus is now on you to prove that you did not give out your PIN to whomever stole your card, and that you are not liable for their purchases.

Even with the card reader they don't have your pin so they can't make a purchase
with your card. IF they figured out a way, to "make" it work with a different pin, the
encryption will have changed and they will be able to discern that it is not your card
in any investigation after you make a denial of purchase.

The pin is stored at the banks (or cc companies) server and is then referenced
with your chip. Just because someone can get some information from your chip
doesn't make it the end of the world.

Worrying about someone with a portable chip reader scanning your pants (I
guaranty there's a limit to how far it reads (probably in the inches) is pretty
paranoid IMO. I'd be more worried about someone working at the gas station
or clothing shop with a reader attached to the swiping machine (where most
of this kind of theft occurs).

If you're that worried about it, and you need a card, get a prepaid card. No info
to loose and even if someone does steal it, they get away with a limited amount.

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March 7, 2010, 12:43 a.m.
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just get a faraday cage wallet.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/8cdd/

awesome!

March 7, 2010, 1:04 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

unfuckingbelievable.

how the fuck did you even manage to qualify for a credit card?

context is everything

March 7, 2010, 1:40 a.m.
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the chip in your card is not constantly giving off a signal, it is stagnant, like the magnattic stripe, it only works when being read by a card reader….

Unless your a follower of The Lone Gunman's theory of this stuff.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

March 7, 2010, 1:54 a.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2008

unfuckingbelievable.

how the fuck did you even manage to qualify for a credit card?

What step are you on now Syncro?

Maybe this will help you ThatGirl

http://www.yourcreditadvisor.com/blog/2007/02/can_contactless.html

March 7, 2010, 2:08 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

What step are you on now Syncro?

Maybe this will help you ThatGirl

http://www.yourcreditadvisor.com/blog/2007/02/can_contactless.html

step 13

context is everything

March 7, 2010, 7:30 a.m.
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unfuckingbelievable.

how the fuck did you even manage to qualify for a credit card?

Hahah. I can't fiqure out if thatgirl is joking or not. It is plain scary

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March 7, 2010, 8:50 a.m.
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Don't forget to gouge out the RFID chip they put in your neck too. It's in that soft spot just below and behind your ear. Dig deep, it's way back there.

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March 7, 2010, 9:06 a.m.
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Don't forget to gouge out the RFID chip they put in your neck too. It's in that soft spot just below and behind your ear. Dig deep, it's way back there.

:lol:

March 7, 2010, 9:21 a.m.
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Hahah. I can't fiqure out if thatgirl is joking or not. It is plain scary

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Ditto. Sure makes for an entertaining Sunday morning read.

March 7, 2010, 9:22 a.m.
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poor thatgirl.
Being mocked by the nbr proletariat.
:lol:

really though, I get pissed when some low iq douche at the beer store asks me for ID. I'm obviously old enough to buy booze, and really, how many underage kids are buying grolsch?
It wouldn't bother me to pull out my drivers license If it wasn't an enhanced RFID license with all my info on it.

So you're crazy for worrying about it thatgirl. But not that crazy.

March 7, 2010, 9:32 a.m.
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unfuckingbelievable.

how the fuck did you even manage to qualify for a credit card?

:lol:

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