Friday, November 14, 2014
Newer debit cards should be protected by metal foil when in wallets
There’s a new kind of danger that has surfaced with the newer credit cards and particularly debit cards, with chips, that are supposed to be standard by 2015. There are devices that could read them, merely by “bumps”, and the cards (particularly debit cards) should be protected by metal – even aluminum foil. The story was on ABC World News Tonight Thursday but is now on Forbes here. This sounds like Chemistry 101.
The newer cards will make it much harder for thieves to duplicate existing debit cards.