1. GazooAz's Avatar
    When NFC comes out this is something you can disable right? So I don't have to worry about security.
    01-24-2012 06:33 AM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    I hope so.

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    01-24-2012 07:12 AM
  3. cedarlog's Avatar
    no wonder why they did not implement it i hope there is an option to disable it but i still think they wont implement it
    01-24-2012 12:13 PM
  4. scottcraft's Avatar
    I can't wait for nfc. I've watched some videos on google wallet and I really like it. What security issues should we be concerned about with nfc?
    01-24-2012 01:34 PM
  5. mprice86's Avatar
    The fact that it doesn't require a pin or any kind of authorisation (once you've put the details in once) unless the purchase is over a certain amount, 50 I think.

    Theoretically I could take your NFC phone or NFC credit card and go and make repeated transactions of 49.99 without having to know your details.

    I like the idea in theory as I'm obsessively careful with my phone/wallet, but still wouldn't risk it just in case. It'll be a disaster/nightmare for many people less aware; as if people needed more of an incentive to steal someone's expensive phone, now they can use it to buy stuff too! Woo! Technology :dry
    01-24-2012 01:57 PM
  6. cgk's Avatar
    The fact that it doesn't require a pin or any kind of authorisation (once you've put the details in once) unless the purchase is over a certain amount, 50 I think.
    Varies from country to country, but in the UK, it's 15 I think, anything above that would ask for your PIN.

    Theoretically I could take your NFC phone or NFC credit card and go and make repeated transactions of 49.99 without having to know your details.
    No, for the reasons mentioned above - moreover in a mobile implementation rather than a contactless card, I can see no reason why you will be unable to set a secondary pin that you need to enter before it works or that the screen needs to be unlocked before it works - thus adding the additional security.
    01-24-2012 02:05 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    I would also imagine that it would be best to have to explicitly open up an app or something to turn it on when you need it.
    01-24-2012 03:20 PM
  8. scottcraft's Avatar
    So one of the phones using google wallet or something similar don't require the phone to be unlocked? You can take it from your pocket and hold it against the card reader and it works without any other action being necessary?
    01-24-2012 04:54 PM
  9. shingi_70's Avatar
    So one of the phones using google wallet or something similar don't require the phone to be unlocked? You can take it from your pocket and hold it against the card reader and it works without any other action being necessary?


    kit only workz when the app is opened. and even then you can set a paacode if you like.
    01-24-2012 09:35 PM
  10. GazooAz's Avatar
    I can't wait for nfc. I've watched some videos on google wallet and I really like it. What security issues should we be concerned about with nfc?
    Personally I have no use for NFC and I will not carry a credit card with a chip either. They have devices out there that can steal your credit card info just by walking by you.
    01-25-2012 06:18 AM
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