According to CBC News, credit card data can easily be stolen using nothing more than an app and a smartphone using near-field communications. And requires just about a second.
CBC News used a Samsung Galaxy SIII and a free app downloaded from the Google Play store to read information such as a card number, expiry date and cardholder name simply holding the smartphone over a debit or credit card.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII is one of the most popular smartphones available in Canada.
A thief can simply walk by, pause and read the information through an unwitting person?s coat and wallet.
Then the information can be sent to another phone.
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