While ur debunking things, do u know if rfid- blocking wallets, purses, etc are a scam or not? Thanks.
They’re only worth it if you have an RFID-enabled credit card. Most people do not.
A chip that you insert into a reader is not the same thing as a RFID chip. Your card is only RFID-enabled if it has a system that lets you wave or tap it in front of a scanner to pay–the most common brand names are Visa PayWave, MasterCard PayPass, American Express ExpressPay and Discover Zip. Or just Google your specific card and find out.
If your card doesn’t have this feature, there’s no reason to put it in an RFID-blocking carrier–it can’t be read remotely anyway. if your card does have RFID capacity, then is it worth it? Ehhh, maybe. The RFID chip is encrypted, and I don’t know of any major RFID-based attacks that have actually happened, but they theoretically could, so this one’s up to you.
Don’t pay a lot of money for a fancy custom RFID-blocking doohickey, at any rate. You can get the same amount of protection from anything that surrounds your card with metal–any metal case, or any card-holder wrapped or lined with household aluminum foil will do the job.