Chris Gilpin started his company, Signal Vault, with the winnings from a $1 lottery ticket. He’s designed the Signal Vault, which looks like a credit card, to fit into a standard bi-fold wallet. It’s to protect your data – credit card numbers, expirations dates and security codes — from crowd hacking. That’s right, hackers can steal that data even while it’s in your wallet or purse.
Gilpin explains: “Most consumers only worry about their personal information when they are making a purchase in-store or online. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Hackers can steal your credit or debit card information just by walking past you in a crowd.” A SignalVault 2-pack costs $24.95. Each lasts five years. Signal Vault also makes protectors for Passports ($14.95).