How to hack RFID enabled credit cards

Boingboing TV has an interesting video clip showing how easily RFID enabled credit cards cards can be hacked. Pablos Holman, Hacker and Futurist, says:

The credit card industry understands very clearly that creating a secure system isn’t really the priority. Creating a system that feels secure to the user is. In reality it is easier for me to get numbers now than it was before with the old card. All I need to do is get near your ass with my reader.

If credit cards can be hacked this way, I would imagine that the”getting near your ass” technique could be used to hack RFID enhanced driver’s licenses, passports, or library cards.

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