Armourcard and your ePassport
The way RFID works is a RFID reader sends a signal to your ePassport’s microchip via the RFID antenna embedded in your e passport. This query (signal) tells the micro-chip to transmit the data stored on the microchip within your ePassport back to the RFID reader across open airwaves.
Now any hacker or skimmer can buy a RFID reader on ebay for under $100. They then program the reader to search for RFID enabled ePassports and gain access to the data stored within the micro chip.
It’s big business for criminals to get your identity!
Whether it’s an organized crime syndicate or just localized hackers, the price placed on gaining an identity is high.
The cost to the victim of identity theft can be a painful and time consuming exercise to clear your name from any identity theft crime committed in your name.
At ARMOURCARD we applaud the government agencies who issue the ePassports, and knowing that RFID technology can be vulnerable, have implemented some security measures to help protect your data.
Most often they have encrypted the data held within the e passports micro chip, but if you do a quick Google search on hacking the e passport, you can read and see articles of how it has been done.
We all know that it doesn’t matter how encrypted the data is, if it is valuable then it will be decrypted, as the value for that identity on the black market is way to tempting.
We did not want to leave our personal data to chance!
That is why we developed Armourcard.
With patent pending# Active RFID Protection Technology inside Armourcard will actively jam unwanted RFID signals trying to communicate with your ePassport. What better form of protection to jam out RFID readers! This gives the power back to you to actively protect your biometric e passport from unwanted ePickpockets.