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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enables contactless data exchange. RFID chips are found in almost all modern cards and IDs, including your passport.
In the event of identity theft, your personal data will be stolen and used by others. Thieves can access details including your name, date of birth, address, biometric data, driving licence, social security number, bank account, and credit card numbers. The more the thief knows about you, the easier it is for them. Don't let that happen.
The stolen data will be used to gain a pecuniary advantage for the thief using your identity. This includes purchases or access to bank and insurance services. But there is more to it. Because the criminal operates as you, using your identity, you may have to prove it was not you to the police, the authorities, your insurance company or your credit institution. This is often much harder to do than you think and can be very stressful and disruptive. The damage to your reputation is almost impossible to fix. In Europe and the USA alone, the sum of direct property crimes amounts to over 50 billion dollars a year.
In theory, our passports are well protected. But if customs officers can access the data it is fair to say that professional criminals will have the same, or even better capabilities. It is what they do, day in day out. And it is not that hard. For instance, with credit cards, a smartphone with an Android app is enough to read the card data wirelessly.
A thin layer of light metal has been incorporated into the soomz sleeves. This layer blocks the magnetic field of RFID scanners. "We had the material tested by TÜV for mechanical construction and radio signal shielding and it keeps its promises," says Patrik Scheiber, engineer and soomz product developer. "The sleeves provide reliable protection on the most common frequencies 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz and 900 MHz according to the device standards MILSTD-285, NSA65-6, IEEE299 and EN50147-1, which are used in most RFID systems. We also had the RFID protective covers tested by manufacturers for readers," Scheiber adds.