Why Me

Foilies work.

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It’s all a bit of nonsense really.

The fact that the banks are prepared to wear the risk shows just how little risk there is.

@bunyip said in Why Me:

I had my details swiped while it was still in my pocket by someone with a scanner,

Unless you had only one card in your pocket and it was the top one with the others buried deep below it that probably didn’t happen. Think about it logically - two or three nfc cards mashed together neatly scramble the (already encrypted) data - that’s the real reason for RFID protected wallets - they have an unprotected sleeve so that the one you want to use can be kept in it (say your public transport card or office security card) and the others won’t scramble the data.

Hacking credit cards is more likely - the few cent transaction is to confirm the pin - then happy days!

The ten dollar tool to guess your next credit card number.

How to guess credit card security codes.

how hackers can guess credit card security codes in six seconds.

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@termite said in Why Me:

RFID blocking sleeves

Where from?

ebay, cheap as.

@termite said in Why Me:

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@termite said in Why Me:

RFID blocking sleeves

Where from?

ebay, cheap as.

Thanks.

We head off in a week, most likely won’t get any in time, might use alfoil… if I wrap it around my head nobody is going to come close enough to me to scan my card. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

administrators

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@termite said in Why Me:

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@termite said in Why Me:

RFID blocking sleeves

Where from?

ebay, cheap as.

Thanks.

We head off in a week, most likely won’t get any in time, might use alfoil… if I wrap it around my head nobody is going to come close enough to me to scan my card. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

That’s true with or without alfoil

If you stick your cards down the front of your chastity belt you could save a few bob…

@bitingmidge said in Why Me:

chastity belt

Where do you get them from?

administrators

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@bitingmidge said in Why Me:

chastity belt

Where do you get them from?

Make them out of alfoil.

You got the plans?

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@bitingmidge said in Why Me:

chastity belt

Where do you get them from?

Amazon.

@bitingmidge said in Why Me:

It’s all a bit of nonsense really.

Ummm, yeah I think you’re right

If you’re really really worried abut this stuff, then get rid of your cards, delete yourself from Facebook., Twittter and Instagram.
Go off the grid and pay cash for everything (Of course, you’ll need a keycard to be able to withdraw cash)

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We have a Coles near us that don’t accept cash.
I don’t do social media and only have two cards apart from my rarely used Myki Mouse card, have never let the card into the hands of others so don’t know how it got scammed, I use paypal on ebay and that comes from another account with no card access.
That is why I think my card was scanned as I had tapped my wallet on a scanner in the past before I had the one that was scammed.

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@bunyip said in Why Me:

have never let the card into the hands of others so don’t know how it got scammed,

It’s not personal - credit card number generators generate thousands of numbers a second. If your credit card number coincides with a correct CCV guess, your card gets used. Don’t go thinking it was something you could have done differently.

It’s not like the old days when thieves could pinch the carbon and forge your signature.

Cliff, try your local Post Office, they often stock them.

@termite said in Why Me:

try your local Post Office

Chastity belts, really?

@cliff-rogers said in Why Me:

@termite said in Why Me:

try your local Post Office

Chastity belts, really?

…and sometimes RFID sleeves too.

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