Monday, 22 December 2014

Anti Hacker jeans

Jeans made that will prevent 'digital pickpocketing' with a special pocket that block RFID signals
A pair of jeans containing material that blocks wireless signals is being developed in conjunction with anti-virus firm Norton.

The trousers are intended to stop thieves hacking into radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged passports or contactless payment cards.

According to security experts this type of theft is a growing problem.

Most NFC-enabled credit card The majority of credit and debit cards are fitted with Near Field Communication chips, a type of RFID tech

Digital forensic firm Disklabs has used similar technology to make a wallet, which, like the Betabrand jeans, blocks RFID signals.

There is technology readily available for anyone to snatch other people's credit and debit card data within seconds.

These apps simply copy the card with all the information on it.

His firm also designs "faraday" bags which block mobile signals. Such bags are often used by police now to store mobile phones taken from suspects.

Last month the BBC reported that several police forces around the country had admitted that some mobile phones confiscated from suspects had been remotely wiped because they had not been stored in a secure way.

Made of cloth woven with metal fibres, the suit was not cheap to make but is washable.

If we are not explicitly blocking these signals there are a lot of things that can go wrong, from stealing contactless payment card details to worse consequences

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