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Shielded protection for contactless cards

DataBac Group : 14 May, 2009  (New Product)
Range of shielding products from Databac block unauthorised RFID reads from contactless cards and other documents storing identity information
Databac Group, specialist provider of identification solutions is pleased to introduce a range of products designed to help stop identity theft. The FIPS201-approved product family from US developer Identity Stronghold is designed to block unauthorised RFID reading of contactless cards, passports and driving licences.

Secure Sleeve and Secure Badgeholder products create an RFID shield by blocking the electromagnetic energy necessary to power and communicate with contactless smart cards, passports, driving licences and travel cards.

While encased in the holder, the card or passport cannot be read or copied. It is only extracted when required, putting the user in control of where and when the card or passport is read.

'It is frighteningly easy to steal data from contactless cards,' said Databac managing director Charles Balcomb. 'Secure Sleeve and Secure Badgeholder are essential protection for any business serious about ID security.'

Credit card readers can be easily purchased that will read the credit account number, expiration date and even the name off an RFID-enabled credit card. These readers can be concealed so that someone could walk through a crowd, ride on a train, lift or other crowded area and steal nearby credit card information without the card holder ever knowing it happened.

While most contactless smart card systems implement industry-standard security mechanisms, readers can be modified to access information without authorisation, making the electromagnetically opaque shields essential to achieve total security.

The range comprises four products:

Secure Sleeve: Credit / ID card - Secure Sleeve for credit / ID cards is a pouch-style card holder designed to protect a single contactless identification, credit card, debit card, travel card, Mifare card or driving licence. Secure Sleeve ensures that invasive communications such as relaying, eavesdropping, cloning and tracking of ID, debit and credit cards do not occur.

Secure Sleeve: Passport - Secure Sleeve for passports is designed to protect a single passport embedded with a wireless chip, protecting it against identity theft, tracking and other unauthorised reads.

Secure Badgeholder Duolite - Secure Badgeholder Duolite is a rigid card holder which blocks RFID reading of up to two ID cards. It provides a barrier to invasive or unwanted communications with the card.

Secure Badgeholder Classic - Secure Badgeholder Classic blocks RFID reading of a single ID card.

Secure Sleeve can be pre-printed with corporate graphics. All four products are available immediately.
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