Saturday, April 21, 2007

WalletGard - wallet inserts and wallets

RFID and magnetic shielding inserts for wallets plus wallets that go with them. Offered by WalletGard -

Friday, April 6, 2007

Paraben's StrongHold - Passport shielding bag, purses coming soon

Paraben offers a very basic RFID shielded bag for passports. Looks like purses containing a shielded pocket are coming soon.

And for more details

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Identity Stronghold - Security Sleeves for Credit Cards, Passports, ID Cards

Identity Stronghold offers a few basic, low-cost security sleeves for Credit / ID Cards, Passports, and Workplace Badges.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

mobileCloak - shielded bags of various sizes

mobileCloak offers three different bags of various sizes that block 10MHz to 20GHz signals -

mCloak™ for Tolltags, GPS - Mobile Cell Phones, Smartphones, Communicators
Interior: 4 1/2"(w) x 6"(h)

mCloak™ r5 for 802.11b / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, PDAs, ID tag, RFID tags and chips
Interior: 7"(w) x 6"(h)

med Cloak™ for Mobile Phones, Two-way Radios, 802.11b / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, PDAs
Interior: 4 1/2"(w) x 7"(h)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Magellan's - RFID Blocking Passport Wallet

And now mainstream - a combo passport case and wallet by Magellan's

Friday, March 23, 2007

Mobile Edge - passport case coming soon, cell phone shielding here now

Mobile Edge has some great messenger bags, handbags, briefcases, backpacks... with shielded pouches. The pouches are designed to block cell phone signals, bluetooth, and do not seem to block RFID signals.

Supposedly coming soon from Mobile Edge is another simple passport case -

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Emvelope - wallet inserts, wallets, passport cases

A product I hadn't seen before - a simple RFID shielding insert in case you love the wallet you've got. Plus a wallet and passport case all offered by Emvelope -

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Shelly - Hello Kitty Passport Case

RFID blocking passport case offered by for those of you who can read Japanese (or so I'm told by Digital World Tokyo, since I can't.)

Less EMF - Shirts, Wallets, Canopies, Materials...

For your various shielding needs -

Can't say I see the need for those silver lined camisoles or boxers, but they have a variety of materials available and another RFID shielded wallet to choose from.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

kena kai - Fancy Shielded Wallets and Passport cases

Multiple styles, Italian leather -

Smart Tools - Low-Cost Credit Card Shield

Just the basics -

RFID Shield - Credit Cards

A basic credit card RFID shield, not quite as pretty as the Hello Kitty -

DIFRwear Shielded Wallets and Passport Cases

One of the first that you can buy -

I've tried the wallet and with my RFID reader it does the trick. Includes some aluminum foil enclosed between the outer layers.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Duct tape it yourself

A do it yourself duct tape wallet with aluminum shielding -

Shielding - Hello Kitty ahead of the curve

While the microwave is not the most practical of choices, some basic shielding in wallet can do the trick for RFID embedded credit cards. The Japanese, ahead of the curve on those embedded cards for cash, also were ahead on shielding them -

See Wired "Pocketbook Protector"

The Microwave

Will permanently disable tags, but beware the fires that may erupt and the implications of having permanently disabled your tags, plus whatever it is that's going in the microwave will not come out looking the same...

See what happens -

Spy chips says it's a no no -

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Researchers speak

Watch it on YouTube -

"Vulnerabilities in First-Generation RFID-enabled Credit Cards" by resarchers from UMass, RSA Laboratories, Innealta in October 2006.
"experiments found several surprising vulnerabilities in every system we examined"

Even the New York Times is worried -
"Researchers See Privacy Pitfalls in No-Swipe Credit Cards"

Viruses get your tags

"RFID: AT Risk from Viruses? As part of an information system, even the lowly RFID tag is vulnerable"
David Talbot in Technology Review (May/June 2006),294,p1.html

RFID Hacking

Oh, the vulnerabilities...

Annalee Newitz has a great article in Wired (052006, p 167) on the RFID-hacking underground. From changing library book tags to using cream cheese to open your hotel room door.

"While You Were Reading This, Someone Ripped You Off. They can steal your smartcard, lift your passport, jack your car, even clone the chip in your arm. And you won't feel a thing. 5 tales from the RFID-hacking underground."