Home     Contact     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS     Terms of services     Privacy policy  
 Home      Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science   

<< Back to INDEX

Disable the RFID of new Debit Cards [Hack]
posted September 4 2014 9:43.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A man walks into a bank, and immediately the banker knows... This is not a joke though. If you receive a new debit card from your bank most likely it has a built in RFID transducer. If you haven't received a new one, you will shortly.
This new feature is used to our convenient, so that the consumer can make payments for small purchases quickly and wirelessly over a short distance without even having to enter a pin. BUT, one may not like this feature. For example James Williamson faced a problem with the access card at his work. This new debid card was messing with the system, sometimes sending false data.

Other examples: Conspiracy theory dictates that there can always be some conspiracy hidden behind. After all, I've met people myself who believe that the moon is a spaceship and large rockets are placed at the far side used to maintain the moon in orbit... Yes, that's a true story! So i bet that there are definitely people who will love this hack!

So, how to disable it. Its absolutely simple:
Make a cut 5 mm deep anywhere around the debit card or snip off a corner. This will break the antenna path and stop power to the chip when held near a reader.


[Link: instructables]

You might also like...

PCB Etching Bath with Direct Agitation [Project]

Sun Tracking Solar Panel Circuit [Project]

Half a dozen of lifehacks to ease your life a bit [Lifehacks]

Make Your Own FM Vertical Sleeve Coax Antenna [DIY]

150 Watt Power Amplifier Circuit [Project]

How about a cup of coffee with SMS printed on the cream???? [Video]

Hacking a salvaged Vacuum Fluorescent Display

How to send and receive SMS messages with Arduino

<< Back to INDEX



  Email (shall not be published)


Notify me of new posts via email

Write your comments below:
BEFORE you post a comment:You are welcome to comment for corrections and suggestions on this page. But if you have questions please use the forum instead to post it. Thank you.


No comment yet...

Be the first to comment on this page!

 Contact     Forum     Projects     Experiments     Circuits     Theory     BLOG     PIC Tutorials     Time for Science     RSS   

Site design: Giorgos Lazaridis
© Copyright 2008
Please read the Terms of services and the Privacy policy