Friday, November 04, 2011

Digital Pickpockets on TV

I appeared on a TV program last night about so-called "digital pickpockets," who skim and clone credit cards. The program also had a demonstration of how card numbers can be sniffed from RFID cards right from people as they walk down the street.

Besides punching a hole in your credit card to remove the RFID chip, as the reporter dramatically showed at the end of the program, the best ways to protect your credit card are still the old-fashioned way -- frequently checking your credit card statements, keeping your card within eye sight and being careful where you use your card.