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iOS 8 will be able to scan and enter credit card data using the iPhone's camera

By Justin Kahn
Jun 6, 2014
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  1. Apple unveiled its next versions of iOS and OSX this week at WWDC and more information regarding what will be coming when the new operating systems go public is starting to surface. In iOS 8 Apple is introducing a new...

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  2. Magic! Absolutely Magic!

    Maybe one of these days they'll figure a way to use your phone as a credit card to pay at the register with NFC.
     
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +388

    Inb4 massive security concerns
     
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  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105


    Exactly. I can't wait to see how this gets abused.
     
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  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    Abused... Their will be measures to prevent hackers from getting this info, its not any different from someone takin a picture of a credit card.

    There are no massive security concerns its no different from having peoples auto-fill system fill it in for them so I seriously cant see why anyone would think there are any security concerns at all.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,640   +322

    Some people just want to watch the world Apple burn. I'm sure the team that actually proposed this idea and then made it happen also thought about security. Especially since their keynote at WWDC mentioned security many times.
     
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Not sure how secure this will be but it is nice for convenience.
     
  8. What I expect from iOS 8 is the ability of it's os able to connect to googleplay then can download/install apps from there
     
  9. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105


    Of course...because everything tech related is absolutely, perfectly, no doubt about it, couldn't happen in a billion years,100% secure. :eek:
     
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    Your on about the wrong article and wrong person mate sorry to notify you of such a dissapointing post you just made.
     
  11. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,276   +153

    Waiting for the inevitable facebook posts of pictures of peoples credit card details :)

    Not sure if this applies to all banks but after I make an online payment I am taken to a bank password screen where I must enter certain letters and numbers from a pre chosen password to confirm my identity. Rendering this whole idea pointless.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
     
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,640   +322

    Then you are using the wrong platform buddy, get an Android based phone.
     
  13. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    I'm sorry. Did I make the Apple fanboiz juice their panties :p ? It doesn't matter how secure you think Apple's operation systems and applications are, If someone wants it bad enough, they will hack it one way or another. Same with Windows and Linux. When some company claims they have great security, there is always one guy who will take up that challenge and attempt to hack it and usually it gets done.
     
  14. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    I'm sorry are you new? Because I think you just called me an apple fan which makes me think you are new specially to the site.

    Apple didn't claim they have great security but I am pretty sure they dont have terrible programmers like Microsoft does, I'm surprised you think that apple are too incompitent to make something secure which I highly doubt that they are.

    So unless you actually bring anything to the table in terms of information or facts then please just leave and never come back.
     
  15. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105


    1. No, I am not new. (HINT: Might wanna check my profile before asking)

    2. I never directly called you anything. My 'juiced panties' remark was in general.

    3. " I think you just called me an apple fan which makes me think you are new specially to the site."
    Coherent sentences really help the reader understand what you are trying to say.

    4. It is a FACT that anything can and will be hacked if it is important enough. Sure it may take some time, but there is always someone trying to exploit a program or operating system if it means they may gain something from it. It does not matter what company made it.

    5. "So unless you actually bring anything to the table in terms of information or facts"

    I believe I have brought both information AND facts to the conversation. Just because they may not meet your criteria and/or meet with your approval does not mean that they aren't facts and information.

    6. " please just leave and never come back."

    Oh my. I don't meet with your approval. I have failed as a person. (LMAO).
    It is real simple. If you do not like what I have to say:

    a) Please use the handy dandy 'BLOCK' button.
    or
    b) Ignore me and don't respond to my posts.

    Trying to appear like an internet forum tough guy just makes you look foolish. Have a nice day.:)
     
  16. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,173   +243

    4 Yes anything can be hacked but you made it sound like apple dont know how to secure things, there a reason why apple's os has around 1,000 virus's whilst microsofts os has around 50million virus's, the bigger the fish the bigger the prize.

    5. No you didnt bring anything you just said anything can be hacked and you made it seem like this new product which isnt even out yet is still riddled with bugs, hackers etc. when in fact it probably isnt... I am no apple fanboy by anyones imagination but I know a good product when I see it and its pretty ballsy to say its not secure...

    internet forum tough guy.. who?
     


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