RFID in Irish passports - can Tayto save us?
Not having a bag of Tayto or an RFID reader at hand I honestly don't know if Tayto can save us. In any case RFID is going to make little difference to people who know how to protect themselves but leaves the average Irish citizen open to a whole new range of scams for no real benefit to themselves.
An anti-static bag for computer chips was demonstrated to NOT block the signals. However, an (aluminized) anti-moisture bag for corn chips (specifically, Fritos) successfully deactivated both my cell phone (GSM) and my access card, even pressed directly against the reader.