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Testing will take place in Google stores in New York and San Francisco

Within four months time, customers will be allowed to ring up purchases using their phones at stores in both New York and San Francisco.

Near field communication, or NFC technology, is short-range wireless technology that consists of an initiator and a target. It allows mobile device users to use their cell phones to ring up purchases at a register, eliminating the need for cash or credit cards. It works by tapping the mobile device at a register, and the NFC chip, which holds the user's financial account information, interacts with a device at the register allowing for payment.
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And what about security?
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And what about security?
I suppose this is why they are testing no?
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I suppose this is why they are testing no?
I'd think they would implement some sort of security feature and test it in their labs before they start testing it in the real world...

Maybe they did, but unfortunately the article doesn't mention anything.
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I think the best security for these kinds of things needs to employ physical electronic contact, like a smart card. For a phone, maybe a special contact patch that exchanges data using a physical connection. You can't wirelessly steal data from a device that doesn't provide wireless access to the data.
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Pffft Android fanboy. iPhone's getting this too.

Just trolling before ForumViewer comes in.
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Pffft Android fanboy. iPhone's getting this too.

Just trolling before ForumViewer comes in.
Who's a fan boi?

All I own is a very basic phone...

I'm not a big fan of Micro-Tech...

I've never owned a laptop or netbook either, no thanks!
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