Android Phones Used To Skim Credit Card Data

By Robert Vamosi | 4/25/13 7:20 AM

Skimming is the act of stealing the information off of a credit card. Previously, skimming required reading the data off the magnetic stripe on the card. This involved a secondary card reader either in an ATM or at a place of business. Now, the CBC in Canada says that with an Android app from Google Play, they were able to steal information off a credit card with a smart chip.

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NFC Used To Attack Galaxy 3 Mobiles

By Robert Vamosi | 9/20/12 4:27 AM

As part of the EuSecWest mobile Pwn2Own hacker contest, researchers have demonstrated how to use NFC to pwn a Samsung Galaxy 3

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Microsoft's Zero-Effort Payments

By Robert Vamosi | 9/19/12 2:07 AM

Add Microsoft to the list of potential players in the mobile payments space.

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"Touching" Android NFC Vulnerabilities Found

By Robert Vamosi | 7/26/12 12:16 AM

On Wednesday, a researcher demonstrated how touching two Android mobile devices together can import malicious code without user interaction.

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Researcher: Verifone Point-of-Sale Systems Vulnerable

By Robert Vamosi | 7/17/12 7:36 AM

New technologies such as the EMV algorithm ("Chip and Pin") and NFC were supposed to make payment at the cash register more secure, but new research casts doubt on that.

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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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Android's Contactless Payment Strategy Takes Shape

By JDavis | 3/30/11 8:48 AM

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is working with Mastercard and CitiCorp to develop its contactless payment system for Android.

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