Gartner Says NFC Payments "A Flop" With Consumers

By Robert Vamosi | 6/6/13 6:47 AM

You might be using Google Wallet to pay for your latte at the register, but that line of people behind you are not, says Gartner. At least in North America and Africa, where NFC transactions are tending lower than expected.

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Google Wallet App Stores Unencrypted Data

By Robert Vamosi | 12/13/11 2:57 AM

In a report on the security of Google Wallet, ViaForensics found just about everything but the first 12 digits of your 15-to-16-digit credit cards accessible to their mobile forensic tools. Previous research has suggested that the NFC chips used by Google Wallet may be vulnerable to attack. ViaForensics stresses that the vulnerabilities they found are not with the core NFC technology but instead within the apps that use the technology.

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Google's NFC Chips Vulnerable

By Robert Vamosi | 6/21/11 6:28 AM

Less than one month after announcing Google Wallet, the company is working to fix what one researcher characterized as a "stupid software bug" within the NFC chips on the Nexus S mobile phone.

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Google Wallet Goes Beta

By Robert Vamosi | 5/27/11 3:45 AM

By this summer, users of the Google Nexus S smartphone will be able to do all their shopping without ever opening their physical wallet—or so Google hopes.

The previously announced Google Wallet has gone into beta. Google predicts that by 2014 half of all smartphones will ship with NFC chips installed. They hope that Google Wallet will be on most if not all of them.

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