Foil A Robbery


As the saying goes, just because one is paranoid it doesn't mean no one is out to get them. The next generation convenience in credit cards, passports, driver's licences and the like is enabling pickpockets. Radio Frequency Identification technology or RFID involves the card emitting a low level radio signal which is easily picked up by credit card readers and pay pass stations. Unfortunately e-pickpockets can pick up these signals just by loitering and scanning passer-bys with the proper equipment. Interestingly, a thin layer of metal, like, say, tin foil disrupts the signal.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Dec 07, 2010
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gotta love it, tech made the paranoids right!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/07/10 at 11:08 AM
Chew aluminum foil for 1/2 hour 3x a day for total protection.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/07/10 at 12:41 PM
Damn it! You fools are just playing into the man's hands! Tinfoil? Seriously? That's propaganda spread by the guv'mint to keep you from realizing that you're supposed to use wax paper to block the CIA's mind-rays! God, you're all so gullible...

Everyone knows modern tin foil is actually made with tiny monofilament tracking microchips integrated into the shiny side!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 12/07/10 at 04:18 PM
I already keep my wallet wrapped in tin foil. I also wear the tin foil helmet in bed I specially constructed to keep the gov't and aliens out of my brain waves and dreams.

I'm working on the tin foil lined condom patty. I just need volunteers for development. Concerned parties please reply for testing purposes.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 12/07/10 at 05:38 PM
RFID readers are legally allowed to transmit a maximum of 1 watt in the 900-928MHZ range to energize the RFID tag to respond to the reader. A jammer built to sweep this frequency range sending jibberish ASCII digital data that would confuse the reader. If the transmitter is built with enough radiating power, it would render the RFID reader's front end receiver totally useless. For a layman's treatise in RFID technology see: http://www.enigmatic-consulting.com/Communications_articles/RFID/RFID_frequencies.html

Dorknozzle

P.S. BD I think space blanket cloth could be made into a usable condom. Good luck finding subjects to test the prototypes.
Posted by dorknozzle on 12/07/10 at 08:26 PM
as long as the tin foil is on the inside bd. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/07/10 at 09:02 PM
http://www.wreg.com/videobeta/?watchId=8ba6f8fc-90a2-4711-90ea-1884ec348310


More video on RFID readers. This is a news broadcast. Very DISTURBING.
Posted by dorknozzle on 12/07/10 at 10:03 PM
i'll take that extra few seconds to slide a regular card thanks.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/07/10 at 10:12 PM
What ever happened to gold dust? It's money, it's metal, it's a protective coating. Hey, I'm ready - send me two ounces of gold, and I'll make you a goldleaf plated covering shaped for anywhere you want it, at least a micron thick, and send it back to you postage paid. 😛
Posted by done on 12/08/10 at 11:33 PM
guess where i want it. 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/09/10 at 12:23 AM
Just for you, Patty, I'll make a double-plated gold"leaf" that comes with guarantee you won't be abducted by aliens and subjected to unwanted "probing". Oh, and just send a half ounce, I'd just keep the rest anyway. :coolsmirk:
Posted by done on 12/09/10 at 08:03 PM
as long as it doesnt prohibit wanted probing tha will be fine. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/10/10 at 12:17 AM
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