No, it is not possible to use long-range RFID readers to extract data from contactless cards.
The maximum range a contactless card communicates at is 4 centimeters.
Do contactless cards work through wallet?
Contactless payments technology is now widely available on other devices like smartphones, tablets and smartwatches via Apple Pay and Android Pay. These systems allow you to store your credit card and/or debit card details in a secure mobile wallet and use your device with a contactless reader.
Is contactless safer than chip and pin?
Contactless payments are safe and highly secure. They have the same protection as chip & PIN payments, making them safer than cash. Contactless cards and devices are also embedded with multiple layers of security to protect you against fraud.
Is RFID the same as contactless?
Contactless payment technology and RFID technology are both technologies that use radio frequency to relay information, but the similarities end there. Contactless payments are very secure, while RFID is not. RFID tags can be read over a long range (up to 25 feet).
Can contactless cards be hacked?
Stealing money without taking your card
Research has shown that hackers don’t even need to steal your bank card anymore. If they are close enough to you, they can hack through your contactless card and take what they want.