Mythbusters banned from speaking about RFID chip by Visa and Mastercard

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Aphrodite : Credit where credit is properly due on this: Adam Savage was a keynote speaker at The Last Hope, a biennial hacker convention held in NYC.

MrSmackdab : laughter is an effective truth deflector

theresa coponiti : Texas insterments is still in business I haven't heard that name since the 80's

Jason Patterson : If this scares anyone now in 2017, just remember this video is from 2012 and very very few rfid cards still exist. It was all the rage back then, but now chip cards are the thing. Happily chip cards are not RFID. That's why there are contacts there, chip cards are quite secure and need physical contact to work. Sleep a little easier.

beaker15 Tyler : They are super easy to hack and all the big companies know it and there afraid and they refuse to fix it.

bugsz1 : So they were coerced, a federal crime, by major banks. Got it.

jai Jai : So what happened to "freedom of speech" ???I hate these cards. I never asked for one and was told I had no choice and I am a customer!! If they are so safe why does everyone have to cover them with a protective wallet?? Any fool can see that this so called convenience is for the banks not the consumers. I vote them out and will not buy from a shop that uses a paywave / paypass terminal. So, until I have figured out how to disable the copper wires without affecting the CHIP I do not make less than $100.00 purchases anywhere!

Dub Yuh : It says in the passport actually that any damage or mutiliation to the passport or electronics in the passport will result in prosectuion. meaning you will probably be labeld as a terrorist.. This is the first step into RFID chips being implemented.. They will control everything about us, and have everything we own on them.

TheIreneT : that option of implanting is certainly not safe as the reason used to deny is that people could kill another person to get their implant.

jed black : never take the mark of the beast

Rene Mahound : I guess that those lawyers probably had engineers tell them how hackable thier stuff was. They were thinking, don't go giving anyone ideas..

Aurasua Lee : Just wait until "they" force people to have a RFID implant within them but I also know that a lot of people will want them implanted within them. personally I'd rather go to a F.E.M.A concentration camp and get my head cut off along with the other people who did not want a RFID implanted in there hands.

powerwindow2 : sooooo......if i just leave all my cards at home (better yet....l hide my cards at, say, st judges medical facility), pay cash, and do all my transactions via no paper trail i will remain invisible to the govt? if i buy nothing but bibles will i show up on the radar? if i buy nothing but kfc's 11 secret inedients....will i show up on the radar. if i buy a diablo sandwich and a doctor pepper, will i show up on the radar?

Melpheos1er : DO NOT PUT A RFID CHIP ON YOU !!! Anything can be hacked

TChighbury : Sounds like something PBS or a non-advertorial entity like the BBC could pick up and run with...

Phantom : Cashless society coming. All transactions will be through bank card.

Unknown Person : I just buy everything in cash anyways.

Nathan Kessler : Anyone else think he looks a lot like Justin Roiland in this video?

michael atkinson : Everything is hackable, people

Rookie Freediver : Discovery are COWARDS!!! The truth should be important to them. Discovery should have exposed that those companies tried to silence them. No spine. Adam has balls but his bosses at Discovery apparently do not.

Charles Treibley : RFID chip are a total joke. A child can hack them!

Trent Rubenacker : The Government can't do censorship but you better believe a corporation can.

explosu : Clearly they're completely secure then, totally NOT more interested in sweeping things under the rug than their customer's security. Their feelings were just really hurt.

Lube sky baller : doesnt matter centralized banking is over, Crypto currency is taking over.

GrodyMaroon : Just put your card in the microwave for a second. No more RFID. Probably no more credit card either, but I'm bored of semantics.

Benny G Mooneyhan : Again, as mentioned elsewhere, modern "CHIP" cards are not RFID-enabled. There are VERY few RFID cards out there and it's very doubtful that anyone watching this video even has one. RFID being used in payment processing is all but dead. Don't wrap your wallet in foil, don't buy "RFID-safe" wallets sold on TV. This is a non-issue in 2017. Scare tactics on infomercials being used to scare people who don't know any better.....

ssppeellll : Almost the first words out of his mouth are, "I'll tell you what I know."  I don't think the video poster actually knows what the word "banned" means.

Essy Chilcutte : >>>I got hacked today<<< There is a whole lotta Layers of Cake to this :(

Peter James Ledwith : They don't want any negative critisism of this tech yet. Until better encryption is rolled out for them, they don't want people to think this is a bad idea. It's funny, I remember when chip and pin first came out, everyone was panicking that criminals would learn the pin. Then contactless came out with no pin and barely a grumble. The slow indoctrination of acceptance is happening and the banks don't want anything to disrupt that. What other reasons would they have to prevent discussion of the flaws of this technology? Very interesting.

Nathan Lang : what? jet fuel can't jfk the moon landing!

Enrico Brown : How can the legally block the news knowing that they are doing something illegal? Selling a product that doesn't do what they know it won't do.

Nick lol : Ban the person spreading the info instead of fixing the problem genius.

zindi1138 : i bought a card wallet that is also a faraday cage..

Mike WhoRu : It doesnt surprise me one bit! These shills wont even touch 911 theories! They have sold their souls. If you see anyone on tv, they have sold their souls and can not speak against the powers that be. Turn OFF your TV, cancel your cable! Restore your sanity!

Suck This : And that's how they intimidate the politicians too

B Lidge : A little bit of fraud is more useful to a bank than you would think.

William Kennedy : It's not how hackable the chips are, it's how trackable they are. This is the next evolution in tracking citizens. The same as cell phone location, only more sneaky.

David Hefner : Electronic surveillance was once illegal.

Ali Al-Isa : The wrong thing about Conspiracy Theory not that it's conspiracy, but that'a a theory!

Leo R Guevara : Was going to watch this, but then I got too caught up in the comnents🤣🤣

Robin FPV : suppression of information

WasNotWas999 : Like a lot of other technological ideas its easier to hide the faults than fix them...

Eno : Lol, so in other words.. this technology must have some incredibly major flaws that they don't want anyone to know about.

I Don Tcare : Strangest comment section ever, goes from rfid being the devil to Catholicism being the devil? Wtf does a fantasy beast have to do with rfid?

Tocimah : i had my card frauded and got the new card today.  I have to say I don't understand this.  If I walk outside and drop the card on the ground and someone else picks it up all they have to do is insert the card in any store's card reader.  No pin, no nothing.  So how does this statement on the Chase website tell me  I am secure: " The chip alone does not make your card more secure. A chip transaction adds another layer of security to cards by requiring the chip to produce a single-use code to validate the transaction — further protecting your card from unauthorized use. This process makes your chip card information more difficult to steal and therefore makes your chip card more difficult to counterfeit." So the person that picked up the card went to a local store and used it?  So what?  Then they went to Starbucks and purchased a lattee.  So what?  It wasn't me.  Remember, I dropped the card accidently and wasn't even going to use the card that day.  So how is this any different than a magnetic strip?   VISA is tracking the person that took the card, not me.  How would I prove it?  I guess once the person got home that had my card it would show on the survellience because they are real time tracking the person holding it and using satellite?  That would be invasion of privacy.  Anyone have a better explanation of how this card works?

John Snuh : this is actually insane...

Your Highness : RFID= 666 tracking device Complete survellience.

PandaMan : RFID was never about security, only convenience, which was even more convenient for thieves

nikola zekic : why are people laughing? I find nothing funny

The Garden of Eatin : What that tells me is that RFID is an unreliable technology and should not be used for any purposes requiring security, ever.