Mythbusters banned from speaking about RFID chip by Visa and Mastercard

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thechosendude : Discovery...the company that ruined science in favor of fake crab fishing, fake car drag racing, fake gold digging, and fake Alaskan bush people...didn't stand up against corporations for science??? Well imagine my shock....

MrSmackdab : laughter is an effective truth deflector

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.

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.

Random Channel : DON'T GET THE CHIP! You have to be brain-dead to allow someone (the government) to track your every move, purchases, health, etc. It's going to be available within the next decade, as you probably already are aware, do not get this dark piece of technology. Will scanning your arm be THAT much easier than pulling out your wallet. Don't be lazy.

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!

jed black : never take the mark of the beast

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

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

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.

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.

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.

mike b : Mag stripe is still the weak link. Why are mag stripes still on credit cards if the chip is there to make the card more secure. Truth is the chip does not make the card more secure if the strip still works.

MrJest2 : People are conflating several different technologies here. Actual traditional RFID is not "hackable", because there's nothing to hack - it's just a resonant antenna that responds to an RF broadcast signal. It's those stupid sticky plastic boxes you see stuck inside of merchandise like books and video games that trip the sensors if you try to steal them from a store. It's just a bit of aluminum foil in a plastic case. Open one up and take a look if you don't believe me; that's all it is. When the checker runs it over the pad at the counter when you buy it, all it does is record the specific resonance frequency of that tag and tell the database running the sensors at the door to ignore it. A totally different technology is one a lot of us use at work every day - it's the "proximity badge" that opens doors and does other things. This is an extremely low-power transmitter that simply broadcasts a number, with enough power to cross a couple inches of space. Most of the badge is a combination induction coil and antenna; the sensor emits a magnetic field. This creates voltage when you move it across the field, which charges a tiny capacity, which discharges into a little chip that then sends the number code out. It is utterly inert without the inductive field present, and a receiver a couple inches away. The ID "chip" people implant into their pets is this technology, although that is even weaker than your proxi badge, because the induction coil is much smaller. Again, there's nothing to "hack" - it's all hard-coded and it does nothing but broadcast a serial number. What the card companies were worried about is "Near Field" systems, which are sort of an extension of the proxi technology. Some older credit cards used this for a short time, although it's fallen out of favor by now with physical contact chips. Again, these systems are hard-coded and not "hackable" - at least from the card side. There's nothing to access or modify. HOWEVER, because the broadcast power is larger than a simple proxi system, it can be possible to stand nearby with a receiver and pick up a bunch of credit card numbers as they broadcast their data. You still would need to be uncomfortably close to the card and enabling power/reciever system, practically bumping up against the person using the method, but it's possible - and the card companies were cheap and/or stupid enough to essentially broadcast the data in the clear with no encryption. THAT was what they didn't want exposed on national TV... even though anyone who worked with this tech already knew it. As I noted, it's already been abandoned in favor of more secure systems. And no, "RFID" of any sort cannot do "mind control" - not one of these systems are interactive or reprogrammable in any way. Not that we have any idea how to make "mind control chips" in the first place; the whole concept is stupid for an almost infinite variety of reasons. Rant over.

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

dirtTdude : its not about security, its about control. they want the ability to turn off peoples bank accounts, they want the ability to stop people from making deposits, withdrawals and pay their bills. soon they'll try to chip people instead of their bank cards. Mark my words.

Billie Hansen : So this is why Adam Savage will be suicided in the future after a life of misery and treat in observation. What will it be? "Suicide" "Sickness" "Overdose" Maybe they'll even turn him into a terrorist because he has the knowledge of how to make bombs and stuff.. What will it be, I wonder how he'll game over. Don't mess with Lucy.

Elliott Williams : This is the stage for the mark of the beast.You do not need credit cards just pay with cash done dill.This is a trick to keep you in bondage to fund the hands of the wicked.

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..

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.

LemonWasHere : The RFID chip is so the NSA can spy no you. D:

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.

Unknown Person : I just buy everything in cash anyways.

michael atkinson : Everything is hackable, people

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

Terraconensis : Catholicism is the mark of the beast. The right hand means deed the forehead means in belief and thought. Catholicism is not Christianity it is the whore of babylon.

Your Highness : RFID= 666 tracking device Complete survellience.

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

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

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.

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.

Antman4656 : Why do people line up to become slaves to corporations once you are all chipped you will be able to be tracked anytime where does this lead once inequality gets so bad that people become hostile it leads to you becoming pretty much slaves. That's not even getting into the radiation being emmited by these devices if you thought cell phones were not good to have in your pocket wait till you have one inside you. The war is against people descending against the powerful imagine what they will do to protestors once they can be tracked. Answer they will be labelled terrorists and taken away. Censorship is just the beginning to controlling what you know and can learn.

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?

Carlos Matos : Chipped cards are joke anyway. Anything can be hacked, it just gives paranoid people a little more confidence to use their credit cards

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?

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.

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.

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.

hi yall : its easy. get a paycard from your employer and then find a free atm. done.

LRoy Shreding : Mythbusters was an entertaining show but not a science fact show. They change experiments to fit preconceived ideas.

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

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

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

Daniel Feneck : And this ladies and gentlemen, is how the corporations rule the world.

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

Dialysisforever : I would be very upset if someone went on TV and explained to the world how to hack my credit card.

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

Uninspired Rambler : The second I heard Texas Instruments I knew something was gonna be shit.