Saturday, January 06 2007
Privacy World - The WORLD'S SHREWDEST PRIVACY NEWSLETTER
How To Disable an RFID Passport
All passports issued by the US State Department after January 1 will
have always-on radio frequency identification chips, making it easy
for officials and hackers to grab your personal stats. Getting
paranoid about strangers slurping up your identity? Here's what you
can do about it. But be careful, tampering with a passport is
punishable by 25 years in prison. Not to mention the "special"
customs search, with rubber gloves. Bon voyage!
1) RFID-tagged passports have a distinctive logo on the front cover;
the chip is embedded in the back.
2) Sorry, "accidentally" leaving your passport in the jeans you just
put in the washer won't work. You're more likely to ruin the
passport itself than the chip.
3) Forget about nuking it in the microwave, the chip could burst
into flames, leaving telltale scorch marks. Besides, have you ever
smelled burnt passport?
4) The best approach? Hammer time. Hitting the chip with a blunt,
hard object should disable it. A nonworking RFID doesn't invalidate
the passport, so you can still use it.
Thanks goes to Jenna Wortham for the above information.
A word from Privacy World:
We'd like to wish a Happy 2007 New Year to our readers and customers.
As you may or may not realize, once again Big brother has struck at
millions of MasterCard and Visa ATM card holders. CardOne Plus out of
Toronto, Canada with LESS THAN 24 hours notice, closed all North York
Community Credit Union ("NYCCU") card accounts and MasterCard has
shut off all ATM and POS traffic with respect to all NYCCU programs from
January 5, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Privacy World received the above notice AFTER their deadline.
This cancellation affects thousands of ATM card issuers and sources
and in excess of more than one million ATM card holders.
What else can you expect from a company that operates in North
America under the thumb of Big Brother?
Fortunately Privacy World saw the hand writing on the wall some
while back and we took an appropriate course of action for ourselves
and our customers. Privacy World is pleased to inform you that we have
secured a NON U.S., and NON North American based ATM and Prepaid credit
card company that offers numerous ATM/Credit card opportunities.
Those card programs are as listed below.
There is a US$60 discount (i.e. US$600 per card,) for our readers
only if and only if you order and pay by January 15th, 2007. Sorry
no exceptions. As the price of these cards are set to see a
substantial price increase shortly, it may behoove you to take
advantage of these cards whilst you can.
Following are the cards that we are currently offering along with
the maximum monthly loads and daily withdrawal limits for;
1. Maestro/Cirrus cards loading limit per month is USD30,000 and
USD1,000 is withdrawal daily limit
Cost = US$660 (less discount) including shipping. Any picture ID
required and ID name appears on the card. Cards are taking 2 to 4
weeks to create and ship.
2. Anonymous ATM card
loading limit is USD10,000 per month and USD1,000 is withdrawal
No ID attached to or required for the card. Cost = US$660 (less
discount) including shipping. Cards are shipped, normally, within
2-3 business days from the time we received cleared funds.
3. Physical your name (hold in your hand) prepaid master
Maximum monthly load is US$9,9999.00. There is no spending limit
and the maximum daily withdrawal limit is US$2,500.
These cards are taking 2 to 4 weeks to create and ship.
Cost = US$660 (less discount) including shipping.
4. virtual credit card.
There are no limits, except if on-line purchases have some limits.
You can use any name and any address each time you use the card
on-line for purchases.
Cost = US$660 (less discount)
Be advised that it is currently taking anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks
for the details to be emailed you due to very heavy backlog.
Note: The security pin envelopes for products, 1, 2 and 3 above are
shipped separately from the actual cards.
To order from our secure https online order form please proceed to
You have the option to remit payment by a swift or Iban
bank to bank wire, MoneyGram, e-gold or Western Union.
Thank you for another year with Privacy World.