So I’ve been following RFID implant news on and off for about two years now, and I’ve decided I’m finally going to get some before moving countries, just cuz I know of piercers nearby and cbf to look around in a new country.
Anyway, I’ve tried my best to read up on all the information I can find, but its all very overwhelming. I want to quickly mention some pointers and just wanted for someone to dummy check my logic/reasoning behind my purchase decisions before taking the plunge.
First things first, my use cases:
The main thing I want to be able to do is open doors and locks. Besides that, I want to be able to store information and other cool things and be able to share that information with a quick swipe.
From what I can gather, this means I’ll need the NExT implant. which is the xEM (more for locks and access control) and the xNT (more for NFC with phones and the usual vCard fun stuff).
It has come to my attention that there’ll be hurdles when it comes to cloning certain types of fobs/cards for accessing normal buildings/gyms and this will require experimenting and is not guaranteed to work. This is okay to me for the most part because my implants will be more of a prep for a future project where I have full access to my OWN access control system. ie. at a new house and I’ll just need to enrol/register my own implants rather than cloning someone elses.
While the xEM should be able to mimic certain cards/fobs, I’d like a separate experimental implant that supports many other systems. I don’t yet have the technological knowledge to say exactly what systems I want to access, but from what I can gather the xM1 is what I’m looking for. I’m assuming this is the kind of implant to use if I want to experiment with cloning hotel room cards / certain public transport cards right?
and lastly, the xDF2 is a glorified version of the xNT with more memory and supports a few more fancy things I can’t wrap my head around yet.
So in short:
I’m planning to get:
(2x) NExT implants
to cover every possible use case and experiments I want to be able to do. Again, please correct me if I’ve gotten the wrong idea up till now.
An example of how I might actually use these implants practically is left hand with one NExT for house keys and access to my own systems covering both LF and HF, whatever I might need.
The other NExT in my right hand will be for similar things but I guess it’ll just be a spare.
xM1 for experiments
and xDF2 for a detailed vCARD.
Questions I have…
Getting the implants is the easy part, but the thing that really has me confused is what exactly my options are in terms of reading/writing and accessing them.
From what I can gather the xNT parts of the NExT tag as well as the xDF2 can be read/written to easily with a phone (if you have the right app). So what about the xEM? I’m assuming for simple cloning I can get the simple handheld cloners.
As for the xM1, is this also something I can experiment on with my phone? Take for example the usual “Oh I want to clone my Hotel room card!” situation. How doable is this for a newbie?
I guess my main concern is, while I totally understand pretty much everything in the Dangerous Things world is experimental, and nothing is a turn-key solution, how close can I in fact get it to be a turn-key solution?
Perhaps I’m hoping someone could enlighten me as to specific use cases that are extremely easy to implement with minimal other hardware like readers/writers (Just to get started, I plan on diving deeper into this AFTER the move so I don’t have more things to pack).
and finally, possibly the most important, what are some tips for the actual implant process? things I should pay attention to etc, and what should I add to my cart so I have everything I need to get started and TEST the new implants before insertion and right after?
Thank you for your time everyone! Looking forward to some good advice