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Archive for April, 2012

Paybox NFC launches with McDonalds and Merkur

While contactless creditcards have been in the news in the recent month due to security and privacy, A1 Telekom Austria today launched their NFC payment system for low value payment “Paybox NFC”. Customers can use stickers or NFC enabled phones — 3 Blackberrys (Bold 9900, Curve 9360, Curve 9380), a Samsung phone (Galaxy SII), the most current Sony Xperia and a HTC One X with NFC SIMs have been presented as well.

Raiffeisen’s vpay launch delayed – Linz still pays cash.

Raiffeisen announced in February to launch a vpay pilot in Linz in the beginning of April. An on-site inspection at Linz’s Suedbahnhof Markt showed, that neither terminals nor the payment devices (iCaisses with SD-Cards) have been rolled out. We have been talking to different Merchants at the Suedbahnhof Markt that told us, that the launch has been postponed.

How to read a contactless credit card such as Visa paywave or MasterCard paypass

RFID enabled creditcards such as MasterCard paypass or Visa paywave have been in the news in the recent time due to the Forbes article on cloning of RFID creditcards as well as the Analysis from viaForensics. The vulnerably of these types of cards is not new. Already in 2006 researchers were able to read creditcard data form such cards as shown by the RSA labs. So far the reading of such cards was demonstrated with creditcard reads such as Vivopay or Verifone Terminals. Thru a new Android app reading of RFID creditcard is now possible for everyone with an NFC enabled phone.

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