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  • 03.18.13

Visa And MasterCard Add Encryption For RFID Fears

As RFID chips rolled out in credit cards, steel wallet sales rose–a response to fears of data theft. This month, Visa and MasterCard add a layer of data encryption to the chips. But apparently, the freak-out has already faded.

Visa And MasterCard Add Encryption For RFID Fears

As RFID chips rolled out in credit cards, steel wallet sales rose–a response to fears of data theft. This month, Visa and MasterCard add a layer of data encryption to the chips. But apparently, the freak-out has already faded.

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Skylar is an Editorial Assistant at Fast Company. He's previously written for Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Dwell and his hometown Chicagoland suburb newspaper.

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