Smartphones can read RFID credit cards through NFC

Such apps seem to have been around for quite some time – most are 1-2 years old (I don’t have an RFID card so couldn’t verify if these are the actual apps though). Wonder why the sudden interest:

Using a Samsung Galaxy SIII — one of the most popular smartphones available in Canada — and a free app downloaded from the Google Play store, CBC was able to read information such as a card number, expiry date and cardholder name simply by holding the smartphone over a debit or credit card.

Of course, the other side of the coin is that you can setup a Square like payment system without any additional attachments to the phone.

via Slashdot (some interesting comments in there)

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