Contactless card protector ‘combats ID theft’

ID card manufacturer Databac Group has developed a simple yet secure solution to protect the data on RFID cards. The Contactless Card Protector blocks signals from payment cards, ID cards and ePassports while they are being carried or stored, effectively preventing digital robbery and accidental payments.

"Contactless cards have made life easier, but leave data more exposed to theft and accidental transactions," explained Databac Group managing director Charles Balcomb. "Our new card protector is designed to enable users to benefit from the advantages of RFID technology, without compromising the personal data stored on their credentials."
When used unprotected, the information on contactless cards can be illegally copied or cloned using readers or smartphones, by activating the chip and transferring or cloning the data. The Contactless Card Protector from Databac Group disables the signal, preventing any kind of transaction. It works on 125KHz, 13.56MHz and UHF signals*, thereby protecting the majority of RFID cards in use today.

While offering powerful protection, its use could not be easier. Supplied as credit card size as standard for a perfect fit, the Contactless Card Protector is simply placed in contact with the user's card in a wallet, purse or holder. The card's data is secured immediately.

The Contactless Card Protector is ideal for payment cards, ID/access control cards, loyalty cards, membership badges and keycards. In addition to credit card size, the card protector can be custom manufactured to ePassport or other formats of choice.

* Blocks 20KHz, 100KHz, 125KHz/134KHz, 13.56MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, 915MHz, 2.4GHz, 3GHz and 4GHz signals.

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