Does your credit card need a tinfoil hat to keep it safe on the train?

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" I bet you’ve worried that having a wireless debit card could lead to you being digitally pickpocketed.

Or that having an RFID-enabled passport could lead to your passport details being sniffed out while your documents are safely stashed in your backpack or bumbag.

I tried various freely-available Play Store apps on an Android phone, and I could reliably retrieve the following data from a passport and a debit card, all done wirelessly via NFC..."

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