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What does RFID stand for, and what does it do?Updated a year ago

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, which comes embedded in chips in most credit or debit cards issued in the last decade. These chips are a convenient way to store and transmit data wirelessly. When you hold your card next to a reader and pay without entering a code, that’s RFID!

What is RFID skimming? How do I protect my cards from it?

RFID skimming machines are similar to wireless payment systems, they read the information stored on the chip in your debit or credit cards. Counterfeit RFID skimmers use this technology to illegally obtain data from cards. The metal cardholder in Ekster wallets blocks data from being stolen by disrupting the frequency that allows data to transmit wirelessly. 

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