Problem of Near Field Communication in Credit Cards

It has been reported by BBC that in a Marks and Spencer outlet it was observed that when one customer was trying to swipe his card for payment, the POS recorded the transaction by picking up card data from another card which another person was holding in her hands.

It is said that the POS has implemented the “Near Field Communication” on a contact less basis so that there is no need to  hard swipe the card. Unfortunately the instrument was too strong and picked up signals from another card.

See report here: 

Hope Indian Banks donot introduce such wireless communication cards since if Marks and Spencer POS could pick up data of another card one foot away, a fraudster can easily walk around with such a device and steal card data of people around.


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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