Many of the new technologies currently being utilized in passports, cellphones, car keys, and credit cards are leaving people vulnerable and unknowingly at risk for data breach. With Wireless, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communication), and RFID chip (Radio Frequency Identi cation) hacks growing at an alarming rate, it is time to think about safeguarding yourself.
Today privacy is paramount, and yet identity theft is like a cancer that seems to multiply with time. No one enjoys having their private information stolen – the amount of stress and energy needed to deal with such an issue is enough to make most people pay more for products that enhance their personal security. Furthermore, citizens of any country shun the thought of having their passports monitored by nefarious governmental agencies now that passports are going electronic.
The main problem is that most of these items are not the types of things you lock away in a vault for safekeeping. Your typical consumer carries his or her cellphone, credit cards, and other wireless devices around on a daily basis and hackers are now targeting people on the move.
A company called Silent Pocket aims to help you add a layer of protection between yourself and the digital world. Their line of wallets, carrying cases, and bags, are designed with features to block everything from cellphone towers, to Bluetooth, to GPS. If you are looking to “CYA”, check out their products and see if they have something that would work for you. www.silent-pocket.com