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.
|How We Think About the Economy is What Made It Fail|
|A Chart of the Value of the World's Banks|
|Insanely Priced Roaming Fees? That's Just Your Mobile Company Scamming You|
|Hollow Spy Coins|
|Therapy Now Available For Rich Feeling Guilty of Being Rich|
|“A machine meant to hurl rockets into space.”|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“Are the puppets coming for our jobs?”|
|“Research that could engineer dinosaurs back into existence within the next five to 10 years.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|What Computers See When They Watch a Movie|
|“The only thing worse than assuming that carbon removal will save the day is assuming it will save the day.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Chinese warehouse organises, packs, and fulfills 200,000 orders a day with four people|
|David Reeves' Paper Cutouts Inspired by Classic Cult Movies|