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RFID Blocking Passport Case with Credit Card Slots
You lock your car, and your house, why not lock your personal data as well? This RFID blocking passport case protects your identity by preventing unauthorized RFID access to your personal information embedded in your passport.
This protective RFID blocking security passport holder not only organizes your passport and credit cards, but blocks unauthorized RFID readers from accessing your sensitive personal information embedded in your passport, as well as your debit and credit cards and ID.
What Kind of Electronic Information is Inside Your New Passport?
All newly issued U.S. passports and many credit cards now include an RFID (radio frequency identification data) chip which holds your personal information. In US passports, the chip stores the same information that is printed within the passport and includes a digital picture of the owner. The chips are meant to cut down on human error of immigration officials, speed the processing of visitors, and safeguard against counterfeit passports.
Unfortunately, hackers have figured out how to scan those chips too, gaining access to personal and financial data that can result in identity theft. CNN reported that some RFID chips can be read from as far as 10 feet away.
This lightweight and sturdy RFID blocking passport case is a great solution to shield your RF information and protect your identity.
The above symbol is the universal RFID e-passport logo being used to identify passport locations which require e-passport scanning.
Nearly 100 countries are using e-passports.
Since August 2007, the U.S. has been issuing only e-passports. While older passports are still valid when they expire they will be replaced with the new e-passport. The cover to the right is a photograph of what the new cover of the US e-passport looks like. Note the logo on the bottom on below passport cover photographs.
Does Your US Passport Contain a RFID Chip?
Prevents Electronic Pickpocketing
Besides protecting your passport, the RFID Blocking Passport Wallet is also perfect for anyone who wants additional security for their new RF enabled credit cards, drivers license and U.S. Passport Card. The new wallet-size U.S. Passport Card is a travel document that can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.
Place Your RFID Credit Cards inside the RFID Blocking Passport Case Too
The biggest recent change in credit cards is the embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip, enabling what the industry calls "contact-less payments." Since 2005, many credit card companies such as Chase Bank began introducing their RF Credit Card and coined the term "Blink" technology. These "contactless" cards could be simply waved in front of an RFID Enabled Point of Sale terminal. The apparent benefits of RFID credit card transactions are convenience, speed and the elimination of employee contact with the card.
This technology is helpful but also allows a RF enabled card to be "hi-jacked", by the use of an easily obtained hand held RFID scanner, and then the information used for fraudulent purposes. This is where the use of the RFID Blocking Passport Case comes into play. By placing your RF enabled cards into this case, they are protected from being “hi-jacked” by a tech savvy electronic pickpocket.
RFID Passport Case Features
The Travelon RFID ID Blocking Passport Case holder has several features to aid busy travelers. The RFID Passport case is a bi-fold wallet type which is designed to enable the passport to be scanned without its removal from the case. The inside of RFID Blocking Passport Case features 5 slots for credit cards and one internal slide pocket which holds items 4.5 inches tall, by 3 inches wide. This pocket can also be used to hold one side of the passport cover. The inside of the passport case features a satin page marker to direct you to the page needed for passport control.
The outside of the Travelon RFID Blocking Passport Case is made of durable 1680 denier Ballistic Nylon and finished with leather trim. The inside front panel is finished in soft leather.
Airport Security Note:
Note: This RFID Blocking Passport Case (and all others for that matter) has a unique RFID dampening metal shielding material embedded directly into the material. The RFID blocking material requires that the wallet must be removed and placed on the TSA screening conveyor belt. The wallet passes security without problem, as long as you do not have it in your pocket during screening.
US State Department e-Passport Information
To find out more about the U.S Electronic Passport, you may wish to visit the official U.S State Department website that discusses the e-passport more in-depth, visit their website here.