The RFID Shield is a protective sleeve that prevents anyone from reading private information stored on your RFID cards and passports.
To protect against skimming and eavesdropping attacks, federal and state officials recommend that Americans keep their e-passports tightly shut and store their RFID-tagged passport cards and enhanced driver's licenses in "radio-opaque" sleeves.
More details on how a hacker was able to put together an electronic setup for $250 and drive around stealing data from people's RFID cards and passports.
Using $250 worth of equipment, Chris Paget outfitted his car and drove around San Francisco. In just 20 minutes, he found and cloned 2 passport tags.
RFID chips can be found in the new US passport and other e-passports, certain credit cards, some employee identification cards, student ID's, and various smart cards around the world. You should store these items in RFID blocking sleeves to protect your personal data.
Credit card companies and banks are issuing smart-cards with RFID chips. The new US passport, also called an e-passport, can be scanned from a distance. Your mass transit pass, student ID, or employee tag may be able to track you. Meanwhile, researchers have demonstrated that data stored on some of these devices can be stolen without your knowledge from a distance. By putting your passport or smart card into an RFID blocking sleeve like the RFID shield, you greatly reduce the chance of someone reading your data from a distance. Your RFID chip needs protection.