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How RFID Works & How To Protect Yourself

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I bet you’ve heard of RFID. But do you know how it works? And most importantly, do you know how to keep yourself safe from it?

You may be shocked to know that the little “chip” on your debit and credit cards contains an RFID tag. (and so does your passport). Thieves can use this to their advantage by using that tag to steal your card # and expiry date, as well as your identity info. However, that’s not all. It turns out banks know about this technology, and aren’t doing anything to stop it.

To make matters worse, RFID technology is here to stay. What was once a $10 billion industry in 2015 is now projected to be a $13 billion industry in 2020 (and it may be even higher than that).

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Obviously, this is a terrifying world we live in. But that’s the reality. And so, in order to protect our personal info as well as our finances, we’ll have to delve into…

How RFID Works & How To Protect Yourself

RFID Explained

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. This technology uses radio waves in order to read, attain and otherwise engage with information that’s stored on a tag. A tag is usually attached to an object (for instance, the “chip” on your credit card is a tag). And the tag assigns a unique “identity” to the object it’s on.

Well, someone with the right technology can “read” that tag (or attain the info on it) from several feet away.

What’s more, this tag doesn’t have to be directly in front of someone in order to attain the info. So although your card is not in a thief’s direct line of sight, they can still interact with the tag.

If that wasn’t terrifying enough, tags don’t use batteries or an internal power source, since they work off radio waves. And they can be as tiny as a grain of pepper – meaning someone can embed them practically anywhere.

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The Basic Parts Of An RFID System

An RFID system has two basic parts – the tag and the reader.

TAG: The tag contains both a transmitter and a receiver that are embedded into it. The tag also contains an integrated circuit that stores and processes info, and an antenna that receives and sends out signals. The tag also has non-volatile memory storage – which in “computer speak” means it retains its data even if there’s a break in the power supply.

READER: The reader contains a two-way radio transmitted-receiver (aka a “transciever”). This device is also known as an “interrogator.” That’s because the transceiver sends out an encoded radio signals that “interrogates” (or activates) the tag. In response, the tag converts the radio signal it receives into usable power, and responds to the reader, giving it its information.

 The Basic Uses Of RFID Technology
Believe it or not, RFID technology is everywhere. Since it requires zero power sources or batteries and can be incredibly small, it’s showing up in things such as:
  • Animal tracking (this is the chip you insert in your new pet to ensure you can find them if they run away)
  • Travel documents
  • Healthcare data management
  • Debit and credit cards
  • Mail packages
  • Person tracking (think about this for a minute)
  • And so much more

The basic appeal of RFID technology is that it feeds into the “convenience” factor America (and the world) has become obsessed with. Using this technology, you can track almost anything. You can also turn on your car, open your hotel door, and check into a resort using a bracelet since you no longer have to touch anything. Just scan the tag across the reader, and it accesses everything you need.

The Dangers Of RFID Technology

As you can imagine, RFID technology has major downsides. And that’s that anyone with a reader can access the information from the tag on any object. So if that tag exists on your credit card (which it does), anyone with an RFID reader can scan it near your wallet or purse and steal your credit card info.

The radio waves will go through your bag/wallet and straight to the chip – you don’t even have to have it out in the open for thieves to access it. And this is one of the most terrifying and unsettling aspects of this technology.

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If that weren’t enough, criminals are all over this technology. For instance, when the U.K. first began putting RFID tags on passports, the encryption was cracked by hackers in just 48 hours. Now just think about how many things in our world contain RFID technology and do the math. We’re all in serious danger of being hacked, and having our credit card/identity information stolen from us.

How To Protect Yourself

Obviously, RFID technology isn’t going away. And so, as you’ve probably gathered by now, it’s absolutely crucial to protect yourself from having your personal identity and card info stolen.

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Not to mention, this wallet is also impressively stylish, and looks great on just about anyone.

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Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices

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In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.

 

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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid

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In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.

 

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OUTRAGEOUS: Biden Offers Condolences to Dead Iranian President

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In a move that defies common sense and American values, the Biden State Department issued an official message of condolences on Monday after learning of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Raisi, notorious for leading “Death to America” chants and demonizing the U.S. at every turn, has been a symbol of Iran’s relentless hostility towards our nation.

Raisi’s deep-seated hatred for the United States is well-documented. Just this past February, during a rally where American and Israeli flags were burned in a grotesque spectacle, Raisi vehemently criticized the U.S. for supporting what he deceitfully labeled as “the Zionist regime’s crimes against humanity in Gaza.” His incendiary words stirred the crowd into chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” as reported by The Free Beacon.

In a move that can only be described as a betrayal of American principles, the Biden administration extended its condolences. “The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister [Hossein] Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said. He added, “As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

This statement is not just perplexing; it is an outright disgrace. Raisi, infamously known as “the Butcher of Tehran,” was one of the architects of the 1988 massacre in Iran, where around 5,000 regime opponents were mercilessly executed. As a member of the regime’s “death committee,” Raisi was instrumental in issuing death sentences to scores of political opponents, cementing his legacy as a ruthless enforcer of the regime’s brutality.

In 2019, Raisi was rightly sanctioned by the U.S. government for his involvement in decades of mass human rights abuses. Despite these sanctions and Raisi’s clear anti-American stance, the Biden administration’s conciliatory tone is both alarming and indefensible.

This move epitomizes a dangerous and cowardly appeasement strategy, reminiscent of the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal. By offering condolences to a regime leader with such a blood-soaked history, the Biden administration not only betrays American values but also risks emboldening hostile regimes. This episode starkly highlights the administration’s weak and inconsistent foreign policy approach, particularly towards malevolent actors like Iran.

The Biden administration’s failure to confront evil and defend American principles on the global stage is a glaring reminder of its inadequacy. This incident demands a reevaluation of the U.S. stance on Iran, emphasizing the urgent need for a firm and resolute policy that unapologetically prioritizes American interests and holds oppressive regimes accountable for their atrocities. We must stand strong against tyranny, not offer condolences to its leaders.

 

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