in RFID News on May 16, 2016. 0 Comments
Radio Frequency Identification or briefly called RFID is one of the most advantageous technologies in the field of communication, which is nowadays being widely adapted by people all over the world. In actual a Radio Frequency Identification system is one which makes use of wireless technology so as to send or receive data and information within a limited range. The electronic devices used for RFID application makes use of electromagnetic fields to automatically identify the tags attached with the objects and process them further according to the application.
One of the major sectors where RFID technology is being widely used nowadays is electronic money transfer. The use of RFID credit cards can normally be seen in shopping malls and at ticket counters where users scan their credit cards instead of swiping them. The real benefit of this technology is mainly associated with card companies as with this Smart-card technology users will make payments through mobile phones and card companies will get extra earning benefits.
However, the concept of RFID credit cards is not new but still users find it difficult to make proper use of their cards and become victim of information theft. Also, it is a very common perception among people that RFID smart card technology is not that safe as that of simple swipe cards because their cards may get scanned by some con artists while making transactions. Though, there are possibilities of such happenings but Smart-card technology comes with a lot of handy security features and proper use of cards can greatly help you avoid unauthorized card access.
However, if you are someone who also makes use of RFID credit cards and want to know how to properly use your card then you can make use of following points to make efficient use of your RFID credit cards and can also keep them safe. One of the very general practices which you can follow is to keep your RFID cards next to each other in your wallet. This can greatly help you avoid unauthorized tracing of your card details buy thieves because by doing this, it will become difficult for them to read a particular card. Also, being aware of people around you, while making use of credit cards, can also help you do a safe transaction.