The prevalence of radio frequency identification (RFID) has many consumers concerned over security flaws, so a new credit card chip has been designed to stop theft. Designed as an unhackable RFID chip that could be incorporated into a variety of different products, the chip was created by researchers at MIT.
The card chip was presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco as a means of putting RFID theft and hacks to an end. The technology works by thwarting automated attacks that are set up by thieves to go after a number of different cards at once. As the prevalence of cyber theft continues and consumers demand stronger ways to stay safe, this RFID card chip technology could help to provide enhanced countermeasures in the near future.