March 2015

March 24th, 2015

As seen on the TODAY show

Armourcard woke up with the TODAY show this morning!

today-show-tyler-300x225Armourcard’s Director Tyler Harris was this morning a guest on Australia’s popular morning show the TODAY show with Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson.

The host Karl asked Tyler several questions about the wireless skimming and how we can better protect ourselves from this growing crime.

Tyler said about the appearance:

“It’s always a little daunting to be on live television and not have the luxury of a delay or pre-recording so my heart rate was up.”

Harris went on to say:

“Karl is a fantastic host and really made me feel a little more relaxed, although I’m sure when I see the piece I still will not look relaxed. Due the limited time we had I think we covered some good basic issues about this crime.” Added Harris.

March 24th, 2015

CNET reviews Armourcard

CNET takes on Armourcard for its readers

CNET- ARMOURCARD headlineCNET is the world’s leader in tech product reviews, news, prices, videos, forums, how to’s and more writes a review on Armourcard’s active jamming technology.

Claire Reilly one of CNET’s Australian tech journalist after an interview with Tyler Harris the director of Armourcard has written a great review of Armourcard for CNETs global audience.

Tyler Harris said:

“It was great to have a chat with such a technology influencer like CNET and for Claire Reilly and Seamus Byrne another of CNET’s high profile journalist to really like our Australian invention.”

The article covered Armourcard’s technology and the applications in which you use Armourcard to protect your personal data from being skimmed.

Harris added:

“It was also great that our national retailers got a mention in the article as they are really supporting our product.”

To read the full CNET article on Armourcard

Article – “Why Travel Insurance Won’t Protect Your Cards”

A great article written by HANNAH EDENSOR who recently interviewed our director Tyler Harris on the emergence of this new form of crime and how best to protect your credit cards and passport while your traveling.

You can read the full article here on Travel Weekly

In an article titled “Australians build a preventative invention for your wallet”
the tech guide interviewed one of the directors of Armourcard.

Tyler Harris went on to say about the interview:

Overall it was a positive interview & review of our product, but a few key points were left out from Leigh’s write up that where discussed in the interview such as how an Australian ‘White Hat Hacker’ Peter Fillmore as recently as Oct 2014 tested the security protocols behind Visa and Mastercard payment cards and proved the viability of an attack by successfully using cloned versions of his credit cards to shop at supermarket chain Woolworths, and buy beer at a Sydney pub.

Which Leigh only referred to a previous Mastercard interview from 2013 which Matt Barr, MasterCard’s head of Market Development in Australia refers to other RFID protective products as just creating noise to sell a product, we found that those comments from a company who is rolling out this technology right on the corporate line and what would be expected from a company that “creates a lot of noise” about their ‘Tap & Go’ technology in what appears to be a sell to the consumers on ‘its ok to use’ and don’t worry about any fraud.

Unfortunately had the article referenced the latest example of how criminals can skim & use your money as mentioned from the passage above it may have shown the readers that there is always two sides to the story ( one from corporate card issuing companies who have invested billions rolling out this technology, and the other from the hacking community and security experts like Peter Fillmore who still to this day show us how easy it happens & it can happen)

Harris said:

Until there is a 100% guarantee that the technology is safe, then why wouldn’t you protect yourself and Armourcard offers that protection.

To read full article go here