Thursday, September 04, 2008

Mythbusters' RFID hack shut down by credit card companies

When TPTB knew about a new episode of the Mythbusters that was going to reveal the RFID hack that allows you to easily scan credit card information (while it is still on your wallet), they summoned their large army of lawyers who absolutely made it really clear to Discovery that they were not going to air the episode. And because Discovery is an ad-supported channel, obviously, they backed down.

Check out the report from one of the MB's team members:

Wouldn't it be great if, instead of using vast amounts of money to create an army of lawyers to keep consumers in the dark about this "glitch", the large credit card companies use that money to create more secure ways of payment?

Source: Engadget

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