Latest in

Image credit:

Toppan printing company develops RFID-shielding paper

Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save
RFID protecting paper 425px

As attractive as they are, we can now all cast aside our tinfoil hats and keep safe from skimming attacks by merely donning a bit of origami, thanks to Japanese printing company Toppan, who've developed paper that protects RFID data. The 0.2mm thick paper contains a thin layer of metal, and essentially functions as a Faraday Cage — wrapping an RFID-equipped train pass, corporate ID or RFID payment card is like wrapping it in a metal sheet that shuts out electromagnetic fields. They'll be rolling out the technology commercially this fall, presumably in Japan — as long as we can get our mitts on it in the States by 2008, please? Thanks.

From around the web