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National NFC Wallet for Austria

Today a consortium out of MNOs (T-Mobile, Drei), Banks (Erste Bank, Raiffeisen), Card Issuers (Card Complete, Paylife) and Acquirer announced the “Mobile Wallet Austria” NFC-Initiative in order to create an open, nationwide standard for mobile wallets. With this mobile wallet consumers are able to pay contactless with their mobile phones and subsequently to use special offers like loyalty cards, vouchers and coupons at the Point of Sale by a simple touch. At least this is the basic idea that is behind the concept.



4 Million MasterCard paypass cards in 2013 for Austria

Today Rainer Schamberger, CEO of Austrias largest card issuing supporter Payment Services Austria (PSA), announced the rollout of 4 Million contactless debit cards. The cards are based on MasterCard Maestro Scheme using MasterCard paypass for contactless transactions.



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.



Turkcell’s NFC wallet solution.

Turkey’s largest operator, Turkcell, is currently aggressively rolling out NFC devices with MasterCard’s contactless payment functionality paypass. Currently Turkcell is offering three different devices: The T11 is made by ZTE and the T20, which is manufactured by Huawei, and also know as U8650. On top the most current BlackBerry the Bold 9900 is also used for Turkcell’s wallet app, which is a SIM based solution



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