French city launches Android-compatible NFC ticketing service

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In Strasbourg, all Android phones enabled with near field communication technology can use the service. Android smartphone owners with near field communication in their devices can use a new NFC ticketing service in Strasbourg to purchase, store and validate digital tickets and passes. The service can be used across the French city for monthly or annual bus passes and other transportation. The NFC ticketing service works for riders of buses, trams, and other forms of public transportation in Strasbourg, France, including regional rail services. The system was implemented by the…

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Researchers use phone NFC technology to hack ATMs

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A security firm consultant also used card reader tech flaws to mess around with point-of-sale systems. Security issues with ATMs aren’t anything new for cybercriminals and security researchers, but recently readily available phone NFC technology was used to hack into an ATM. The researcher found bugs letting him use near field communication technology as a quick hack. The bugs in the systems let the researcher use his phone’s NFC technology to simply wave the device over ATMs and point-of-sale terminals to hack them. By using the contactless credit card readers…

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Wells Fargo contactless credit cards rollout to bank customers

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Wells Fargo & Co. has announced the tap-to-pay technology for its credit and debit cards. Wells Fargo contactless credit cards are now being rolled out to its new customers. The San Francisco-based American multinational financial services company is joining its rivals JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp – among other US banks – who have already adopted this NFC (near field communications) tech for their credit and debit cards. Wells Fargo customers will be able to tap their credit cards to make payments instead of swiping them.…

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NFC Forum introduces NFC payments solution alternative to QR codes.

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NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification allows for simple and secure NFC-based payment solutions. The NFC Forum, a Massachusetts-based non-profit industry association and advocate of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has launched an NFC payments solution. The solution, known as the NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification (NMT) has been designed as an alternative to QR code-based payments that gives payment service providers and consumers the chance to take advantage of simple and secure NFC-based payment systems that already exist worldwide. The NMT solution eliminates the need for a camera or a…

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QR mobile payments app that also supports NFC launches in Belgium

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Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by Bancontact, supports both NFC and static dynamic QR codes contactless payment options. In addition to giving debit card users the ability to make payments in store and online, they can also transfer money direct to their contacts using a single app on their smartphone. Payments can be made at 290,000 payment points across Belgium. The QR mobile payments app was launched after the merger…

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