RFID & NFC Blocking concern with Apple Pay

Marcus72

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While searching for Wallet Case for Iphone 6, I came a across a wallet that has RFID & NFC block. Check out this video demonstrating it .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xztqnq8D454

So people can use their Iphone & scan your the credit card information that has the chip. Is this going be a problem with the Iphone when Apple pay becomes available?
 

Hal~9000

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... So people can use their Iphone & scan your the credit card information that has the chip...
Where did you get this information from? :confused:

Couldn't imagine it as easy as the video tries to make it seem.
 

dontwalkhand

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Other countries have had these cards for years, and you don't see people "scanning these cards" from miles away a problem. They even ride subways etc. with people within inches, and most people in Europe have cards with PayPass.

As for the Apple Pay built into the phone, it isn't even active until you hold down your finger on Touch ID
 

Marcus72

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Where did you get this information from? :confused:

Couldn't imagine it as easy as the video tries to make it seem.
I'm asking the question, trying to understand NFC techology. Folks turning the iphone into a scanner as demo here;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/smartphones-easily-used-to-skim-credit-card-data-1.1323514

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Other countries have had these cards for years, and you don't see people "scanning these cards" from miles away a problem. They even ride subways etc. with people within inches, and most people in Europe have cards with PayPass.

As for the Apple Pay built into the phone, it isn't even active until you hold down your finger on Touch ID

The video of the wallet, doesn't show someone scanning from miles away. That wallet is European wallet, and it has a blocker to prevent someone scanning you. Just wondering, the new features that comes with Apple pay in Iphone also turn the phone into scanner too.
 

dontwalkhand

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I'm asking the question, trying to understand NFC techology. Folks turning the iphone into a scanner as demo here;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/smartphones-easily-used-to-skim-credit-card-data-1.1323514

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The video of the wallet, doesn't show someone scanning from miles away. That wallet is European wallet, and it has a blocker to prevent someone scanning you. Just wondering, the new features that comes with Apple pay in Iphone also turn the phone into scanner too.
I am sure with a jailbroken iPhone someone would invent something like that, most credit cards have zero liability protection for reasons such as this. Hopefully once ApplePay gains traction, you can leave the cards at home, which means that they won't have anything to scan off of you.

Most credit card crimes now seem to occur at the store itself, rather than trying to scan consumer's credit cards one at a time as evidenced by the video, rather evidenced by Target, Home Depot, Neimann Marcus, etc.

My Wells Fargo Credit & Debit card has had PayPass for almost a decade, and never once have I ran into an issue where someone attempted to "scan my cards."...on the other hand, I was one of the people who had my card compromised during the Target hacks, PayPass or not wouldn't have protected from that.
 
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