Pick Pockets in the Modern Age

Providence’s NBC 10 took an identity theft expert to the streets to show consumers how easy it is to pick-pocket someone’s wallet without physically stealing the wallet. The thief used an RFID card scanner. The story is the perfect bit of local news sensationalism — informative and scary. But, it’s also true that credit card information can easily be plucked from the air in this manner. Unfortunately, credit card companies haven’t done much to adapt their technology to keep customers safe.   [via businessinsider]

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