There are few things more frightening than reviewing your credit card
statement after an overseas trip to find that you are down a few
thousand dollars. Or wading through credit card debt that you didn't
If you can somehow function through the initial shock, you'll probably
be thinking, "how did this happen?"
These days many modern passports
feature RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) chips, which stores information such as your date of birth, your name, the date of issue and expiry of your passport. These chips also
track what we've spent and where we've been, and also store your credit
card's number, the name on the card, and its expiry date. All of this is
a goldmine for identity thieves, who can use simple scanners to
retrieve your confidential information via your passport's RFID chip.
The next thing you know, you have a case of identify theft on your hands!
But thanks to Korjo, the brainiacs in travel accessories, you can keep
your passport safe in a simple way...so simple, in fact, you might
at first doubt the Passport Defender. But looks can be
deceiving: the insides of this paper sleeve are able to block various
signals (including RFID transmissions) from your passport's smart
chip, and therefore prevent unauthorised transmission of your passport's
information. So there won't be anything unlawful going on in some foreign land while you're safe at home in Australia.
After all, there's nobody else like you out there, so keep it that way!
Passport Defender Set features:
- A specially-designed paper sleeve that blocks 13.56MHz and 860-960MHz transmissions.
- FIPS 201 Compliant.
- Shields ISO 14443/15693 and EPC Gen1/Gen2 cards and tags.
- Fits one Australian, US or UK passport.
Dimensions: 13 x 9.5cm.