Step 2: Where can RFID chips be found
As RFID chips become cheaper, the number of devices that include them grows.
Currently there are RFID tags in:
- US passports: The RFID tag contains all the information that is written in the passport, along with a digital picture
- Transportation payments: Things like New York's EZ Pass, Florida's Sun Pass, and California's Fast Trak are all RFID based toll payment systems.
- Access control: Many buildings and schools require RFID tagged cards to be used for entry.
- Credit cards: Chase, and a few other banks, now issue credit cards embedded with RFID chips, called "blink". They are able to convince people it is an added convenience, but in reality it is a huge security risk.
There are many other devices which contain RFID tags; however, the ones listed are the most common and offer the greatest security risk.