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Why being late isn't fatal for Samsung Pay

Samsung has finally launched its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, in the UK. The chaebol acquired the technology by buying LoopPay and launched the service in South Korea in August 2015. It seems odd that you still have to swipe a Nectar card separately after you've done your contactless payment thing with your phone or …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 May 2017

Mastercard armours its contactless cards against relay attacks

Elements of the payment card industry have introduced a new contactless payment card security feature, designed to defend against relay attacks. Relay attacks were first demonstrated nine years ago by a team of computer scientists Saar Drimer and Steven Murdoch. The pair also suggested how the security flaw can be mitigated …
John Leyden, 4 Aug 2016
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London's contactless ticket payment system for sale in £15m deal

A contactless payment system built for London’s massive public transport network is to be made available commercially under a £15m deal. Transport for London has agreed that its two-year-old contactless payment system can be modified and sold to other cities by Cubic Transportation System. The £15m deal grants CTS access to …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Jul 2016

Contactless card fraud? Easy. All you need is an off-the-shelf scanner

Consumer association magazine Which? has highlighted a security flaw in contactless card systems, which, if combined with a lack of checks by retailers, could be exploited by thieves to make expensive online purchases. Researchers bought contactless card-reading technology from a mainstream website before using it to remotely …
John Leyden, 23 Jul 2015
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Who wants to be A MILLIONAIRE? Not so fast, Visa tells wannabe pay-by-bonk thieves

Visa Europe has downplayed a new attack that could steal hundreds of thousands in foreign currency over the air from contactless credit cards. The electronic robbery was devised by researchers at Newcastle University in the UK, but the banking giant claims the techniques used aren't feasible in the real world. The researchers …
Iain Thomson, 5 Nov 2014
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ALL Visa cards blab punters' names - not just Barclaycards

Channel 4 News has been bothering contactless bank cards again, and managed to wirelessly extract the customer's name from ANY Visa-branded card within a few centimetres. Previously the programme had only demonstrated the technique on Visa cards issued by Barclays, and not all of those. However ViaForensics (the company hired …
Bill Ray, 29 Mar 2012
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Carol singers rejoice at pay-by-tap credit card donations

Carol singers in Covent Garden aren't taking cash donations this morning - instead they're accepting tap-to-pay credit cards, but by a lucky coincidence BarclayCard has staff handing them out nearby. The winter warblers are from the London Community Gospel Choir, and the donated money will go to the Help a Capital Child fund, …
Bill Ray, 9 Dec 2011
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Plans for wave-pay Tube tickets don't convince pols

Many passengers are concerned about the data security and safety aspect of Transport for London's (TfL's) plans to introduce contactless ticketing, and the project may not deliver the financial savings expected, the London assembly's transport committee has concluded. In a report titled, The Future of Ticketing, the committee …
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Brits now spend more on debit cards than rustle or jingle money

British shoppers are for the first time spending more on their debit cards than in cash, according to banks. The 1.7 billion debit card transactions in the first eight months of this year were worth £272bn, compared to £269bn for cash, the Payments Council said today. Spending on plastic during the August bank holiday …
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NFC Forum offers video to lure competitors

The NFC Forum will be running a webcast tomorrow in an attempt to drum up interest in its annual competition, but the competition to NFC itself is attracting more interest. Near Field Communications continues to be a technology looking for a problem to solve, and the annual competitions aren't providing killer applications in …
Bill Ray, 19 Jan 2010
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Department for Transport pours millions into eTicketing

The UK's Department for Transport is to pour £20m into eTicketing outside London, and £60m into eTicketing within the smoke. The numbers come from the Department's Smart and Integrated Ticketing Strategy, which lays out who is to get the money and what for. It asserts the Department's belief that if only people didn't have to …
Bill Ray, 18 Dec 2009
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NFC Forum introduces discount membership

Thinking of signing up to the NFC Forum, but balked at the $10,000 membership fee? Well now you can live your dreams of joining the premier cool-but-useless-technology forum for only half the price. The new level of membership is called "Implementer" and joins Associate ($10K), Principal ($25K) and Sponsor ($50K) as a fully- …
Bill Ray, 6 Aug 2009

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