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Smartphones Used to Remotely Read Credit Card Data

Most of us carry credit and debit cards equipped with a special chip that makes it faster and easier to buy an item. But new applications available for the latest smartphones could give scam artists an opportunity to make charges on your credit card ... account. The cards feature a chip that allows customers to tap or quickly swipe their cards in order to make a purchase. However, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology could place users of those cards at risk. That's because NFC applications, which can be downloaded to Google Android-based smartphones, can be used to acquire information about ... (view more)

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