The proxmark3 is an advanced RFID research tool. It is open source, and has a great development community behind it. It can be used to copy a wide range of RFID cards. However, as noted on the official wiki page "It should be pointed out quite early that the proxmark3 is not really for beginners. If you are not already fairly familiar with electronics, embedded programming, some RF design and ISO standards, this device will probably bring you more frustration than anything else!". This is where Proxcloud comes in, Proxcloud is a super simple interface which lets even beginners copy the most advanced and secure RFID cards. Below you will find instructions on where to get a Proxmark3 device, how to load the firmware and most importantly, how to copy your RFID card.
The Proxmark3 is open source, and as such there are a number of different versions available. Proxcloud works with all current versions of the hardware, if you already have a Proxmark3, you can skip this section, if you don't yet have a reader, see the options below for buying the device.
Proxcloud is not associated with any of the following sellers, but all of these devices can be used with the service.
Proxmark3 VX, latest version with protective case, can be bought from ProduceFuture
Improved hardware version, can be bought from ElecHouse
Simplified hardware version, can be bought on Ebay
Proxcloud has rewritten the the Proxmark3 software to make it easier to use, the Proxmark3 no longer requires you to compile and run client software. Once the new firmware is loaded, simply plug in the Proxmark3 and open the Proxcloud web page.
In order to use the Proxcloud service, the proxmark3 needs to be running our updated firmware. If you need to update to the new firmware, simply can download and run the the Proxcloud Firmware Loader Android app to update the firmware. If later you want to load the old firmware again, just select the Proxmark3 firmware option in the app. If you are familiar with manually updating the proxmark3 firmware, you can also download the firmware image here and load it yourself.
There are 4 simple steps to copy a card:
Most card types are free, see the pricing section for full details. If you only need to copy cards listed in the free section of the pricing chart, there is no need to add credit to your account, you can go right ahead and start copying cards. If you need to to copy secure cards, you will need to add credit to your account. Log in and click the "Add Credit" button, then choose a payment method.
Advanced card types require a small payment to copy because they take significant cloud computing resources to decode. If you want to copy the cards listed in the paid category, you will need to add credit to your account first.
You can add credit on the Account page. Because of legal threats from some RFID card manufacturers, I have had my Paypal account shut down in the past. For this reason I can only accept bitcoin payments. If you already have bitcoin, you can add it to your account balance directly, if you don't yet have bitcoin, you can buy it on ebay.