Want to pay large amounts of the customer, he can use credit card as the NFC. Input PIN, or the performance of a signature is necessary. Read data with Smartphone That is possible advantages of cashless paying with NFC clearly show that the use of technology will become the success. The safety requirements are very high and are also respected. But as always, exceptions prove the rule. The ARD Magazin "Report Munich" demonstrated, via radio about a Smartphone the credit card number and the expiration date of the card can be read out.
A security expert has read this data from a distance of less than four inches. This data can be used for purchases on the Internet. The card operator rejected this vulnerability and referenced the necessary three-digit security code of the card. The magazine made purchases on the Internet but over the data. This was possible because not all online retailers ask for this code. A gap of four centimeters to reading the unencrypted data on the NFC credit card is certainly very low. But in crowds, queues before cash or in crowded trains or buses, those can Data be spied out by criminals through scanning. It comes from online retailers the security codes can't read, credit card abuse.
Many consumer portals and online magazine recommend as here, regularly check the credit card statement on unwanted charges, or abnormalities. Encryption of the data on the card called the consumer protection centre of North Rhine-Westphalia is now calling the encryption of all data on the NFC credit card. As simple read out by credit card number and expiry date do not corresponded to the safety regulations. The procedure of paying is that data protection law. For the handling of unencrypted data on the credit card to ensure urgently. As always applies to believe everything that you read. The customer should not just around his credit card and leave safely plug after use. Who kept the credit card in the stock market or Pocket, should be credit card relatively safe before the citizen surveillance of the NFC. Channel plus Ltd. Oliver Ganesh corner North RT 14 32051 Herford