Definition: (Radio Frequency IDentification)
A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an “electronic label,” “transponder” or “code plate,” is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. Transmitting in the kilohertz, megahertz and gigahertz ranges, tags may be battery-powered or derive their power from the RF waves coming from the reader.
Like bar codes, RFID tags identify items. However, unlike bar codes, which must be in close proximity and line of sight to the scanner for reading, RFID tags do not require line of sight and can be embedded within packages or devices. Depending on the type of tag and application, they can be read at a varying range of distances. In addition, RFID-tagged cartons rolling on a conveyer belt can be read many times faster than bar-coded boxes. Will our phones have RFID chips? Many believe this will be the case very soon.
Our phones these days hold our entire lives within them – personal/work email accounts, bank accounts, pictures, personal data and soon they will be more prevalent then credit cards for purchases. Try to remember when owning a mobile phone set you free. Your mobile phone keeps transmitting information about your activities even after you’ve hit the OFF button. This allows eavesdropping to be possible. Outgoing signals from your phone are letting your phone company – and an army of advertisers – know exactly where you’ve been and how you spent your day.
Did you know that your mobile phone keeps transmitting information about your activities even after you’ve hit the OFF button?While incoming calls are going to voicemail, outgoing signals from your phone are letting anyone gaining access to your phone will know exactly how you spent your day and where you’ve been.
Let’s pull our heads out of the sand. Be assured, you can be hacked! Signal Safeguard can protect your electronic device with or without RFID tags.