Contactless Credit Cards Turn ‘On’ And ‘Off’ To Increase Security

Contactless Credit Cards Turn ‘On’ And ‘Off’ To Increase Security
technology

Innovative design disables the card when not in use, making it unreadable by criminals with portable scanners.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 february 2012

With new payment methods like NFC and RFID cards comes a need for a new type of security to protect them from thieves. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have designed a way protect contactless credit cards from virtual pickpocketing by allowing the cards to turn ‘on’ and ‘off.’

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