Visual information is no longer the only — and perhaps not even the primary — component of a video surveillance system. Images are still valuable, but it is the data inherent within them that provides for new applications and value. A camera is now a computer with a lens. Video once provided LP with extra eyes. Now it also offers brains.
Often, these theft events will occur in the retail setting, but there are other ways by which the devices can be used to steal information. Unfortunately, all it requires is a little illicit technology and a lot of criminal intent.
Now that people are aware that information on their cards, and even their passports, can be read wirelessly and remotely, many are looking for ways to protect themselves. Purchasing an RFID blocking wallet (or sleeve, or pouch) is one way. Isn't it?
In 2015, $78 million in counterfeit currency was passed in the United States, according to a report by the US Secret Service. Nearly 7o percent of that $78 million was created with the use of digital printing technologies.