Re: Who's laughing now???
"Not all you downvoters who mocked my RFID-proof wallet, that's for sure.
Aint noone slurping my details."
From the article:
"The hack relied on getting volunteers to tap their cards onto a bogus card reader."
"“I don’t think the fact it is contactless is the issue here, as a traditional card skimmer would be able to take those details even from a traditional chip and pin purchase," Dine said."
I don't think your tinfoil wallet is going to help all that much, since your details can still easily be slurped if you ever actually use your card. This study had absolutely nothing to do with contactless cards, exactly the same could have been done using the magnetic stripe, chip and pin, those funny machines where they stamp the numbers onto carbon paper. or just looking at the card and remembering the numbers. As long as using your card involves potentially untrustworthy people and hardware (ie. always), this problem is going to be present. It doesn't matter how safe you keep your card when not in use, it's the use itself that is inherently insecure.