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How Do Shielded RFID Badge Holders Work?

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Hackers use readers to steal data from unprotected cards. RFID is built into today’s more secure ID badges and access control cards, but the technology can be read when someone has the right equipment, so protecting against data skimming is an essential step. A shielded badge holder prevents that theft. 

Why RFID?

Hackers use readers to steal data from unprotected cards. RFID is built into today’s more secure ID badges and access control cards, but the technology can be read when someone has the right equipment, so protecting against data skimming is an essential step. A shielded badge holder prevents that theft. 

How Do Shielded RFID badge holders work?

To answer this question, let’s first look at how thieves steal the information on an RFID badge.

A hacker equipped with a high-frequency antenna that is connected to the RFID reader/writer, which is connected to a mini-computer that clones the card. The thief stands next to the victim—someone standing at a street corner or ATM, in an elevator or lobby, for example—and the antenna picks up the radio signal from the unprotected RFID card. Within seconds, the hacker’s system duplicates the card, with all the data—from security clearance and identification to credit card and banking information.

To protect the RFID badge, you need to prevent the transmission of the card’s data to the unauthorized reader.

A shielded badge holder is a sleeve or case that features a thin metal insert. This metal prevents anyone from stealing the information with a card reader. The metal prevents the RFID chip from transmitting.

At J. O’Brien, our business is focused entirely on ID security and access control. We offer a variety of solutions for shielded RFID-blocking badge holders, including a mini-wallet with key ring, bifold wallet, and ladies’ clutch. Provide your employees with the added protection. Contact us to learn more about access control and ID badge solutions.

 

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