Protection of the wireless NFC-payments
At present, the tags on the base of the Near Field Communication (NFC) and radiofrequency tags (RFID) are provided for many everyday products, including the credit and payment cards, driver's licenses, identification cards, passports, subway passes and travel cards etc.
An electronic theft (e-pickpocketing) is a new term to define information stealing from a card without making any contact with it. As technology RFID is based on a wireless communication, the signals may be read even when you are beyond visibility. Anyone who is at a short distance may read the information with a portable reader.
The picture above illustrates such a remote capture, showing data request from the ATM and return of the card data. This signal is recorded in a few meters away from the wireless card reader.
The PBF GROUP solution for protection of the wireless NFC-payments:
- Aspecial coating developed with use of a unique technology
- Blocks signals at the operating frequencies used for a contactless reading of information from the microprocessor
- Ensures protection against threat of an unauthorized access to the NFC-cards