Introduction: RFID Credit Card Protecter

These days credit card information can be taken from you by anyone with a RFID scaner. So lets MacGyver up a RFID signal blocker.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

You will need:

•Aluminum Foil or Copper Mesh (copper mesh is found in the glass of a microwave door)
•Duck-tape
•Playing Cards (2)
•Scissors
•Marker

Step 2: Cut the Aluminum Foil

Take a pice of aluminum foil and set a card on one of the corners, then trace around the card. Do that 3 more times, then cut around it. Do that 1 more time.

Step 3: Fold the Aluminum

Fold both pieces of aluminum along the lines.

Step 4: Attach the Aluminum to the Cards

To attach the aluminum foil to the cards fold the edges around the cards.

Step 5: Tape the Cards Together

Tape the two cards together with the playing cards on the outside. Make sure that you dont tape the top, you will still need a side to put your credit card in.

Step 6: Information

1. The more aluminum foil you add the more amount of the signal will be blocked to a point, but copper mesh will protect it more than aluminum foil.
2. This will somewhat protect your card from people caring RFID scanners.
3. This will only somewhat protect a credit card if it has a RFID chip in the card. If the card does not have a chip than there is nothing for a RFID scanner to detect.

Comments

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ViYard (author)2017-08-18

How do I know if my card has an RFID cip?

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tytower (author)2017-08-02

Well actually having made a skimmer I can tell you that just one piece of aluminium cut from say a coffee can seal will stop anything I have made yet.Just one piece in a wallet shields all cards by drawing the signal to the alloy sheet and the chips do not work

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Twangybanjobob (author)tytower2017-08-02

Thank you tytower for your response, your right but have you tryed Copper mesh. My thinking behind the Copper mesh was to turn the protecter into a Faraday cage to block the signals.

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