Thursday, November 20, 2008
Identity theft is a very real and scary problem. Kena Kai DataSafe Wallets help protect the public against privacy threats caused by — amazingly — advances in technology. There is a “personal information security threat” associated with the new trend toward radio frequency identification (RFID) embedded devices. While that may sound like a mouthful, basically it refers to all the new passports being issued by the State Department since last year, the new ‘contactless’ credit cards that all the major credit card companies are promoting, and the new generation of driver’s licenses that states are now issuing. Basically all of these new cards/objects have a small wireless chip inside them that holds personal information about the person carrying the object. This might be personal information used to identify the person, or it might be banking information that allows access to accounts.
Tests have shown that thieves with wireless scanning devices can access information from a person’s credit card from twenty-feet away! They were able to obtain; the name of the card holder, the credit card number and the expiration date from twenty-feet away.
DataSafe Wallets and Travel Accessories use multiple layers of RFID shielding for the ultimate protection. Our wallets have been tested and approved by the Government to meet their stricter new FIPS-201 Security Protocols. The line offers men’s and women’s wallets, credit card cases and passport wallets in various sizes and colors.
I got my husband the Kena Kai DataSafe Italian Leather Bi-fold Wallet and it is really nice. I can't wait to see his face when he opens it on Christmas. I have already looked it over and it looks good and smells good. Most of all I wont have to worry about someone trying to see his cards when he has his wallet opened. The line retails between $39 and $199 and is available at www.kenakai.com .
Posted by Sandra at 5:24 PM