Meet Dan. Dan likes to fold his socks into thirds. He washes his dishes twice–first with the dishwasher, and second, manually. Before going to bed, he makes sure that one particular light by the kitchen counter stays on.
He is what one considers as fussy. Dan loves to travel, too. He packs neatly.
He is particular about where he keeps his valuables, especially his Amex credit card.
The rate of electronic pickpocketing incidents has been increasing. So, he wraps an aluminum foil around his card and tucks it in his bag, hidden beneath layers of clothing to be safe.
There is an easier way to be protected from electronic pickpockets. People like Dan can opt for a backpack with RFID Protection.
RFID in Simpler Terms
Radio-frequency Identification or RFID is a technology for easier data transmission and collection. It was first used in World War II by the Americans, British, Germans, and Japanese. It warned them of planes from miles away that were headed toward their bases.
At the time, they could not identify if an incoming plane was an ally. RFID gave very limited information. After enhancements over the years, it is now one of the best technologies ever invented.
Data collection through RFID is similar to barcoding. A barcode is found on a label attached to a product. This barcode holds an encoded information of the product.
To retrieve that data, a barcode machine is placed right in front of the product label and scans it.
For RFID, information is also stored in a tag or smart label. Unlike barcoding, however, an RFID reader uses radiowaves.
This means the reader can collect data without being placed directly in front of the smart label. It can even capture data from as far as 1,500 feet.
Data collection from afar is now possible, but it is also a growing concern for many. People are becoming more vulnerable to electronic pickpocketing, which is information theft through RFID scanners. Fortunately, RFID protection can shield people from information theft. Read More