TechSpot

On/off switch for contactless credit cards eliminates virtual pickpocketing

By Shawn Knight
Feb 22, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. A new breed of credit cards featuring contactless payments using RFID or NFC technology is just around the corner but some are already concerned about how easy it might be…

    Read the whole story
     
  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,618   +376

    Very useful development. Hopefully this issue is addressed soon - servos around here are using contactless without pin or anything for purchases with what appears to be no limit.

    The alternative to an "on button" that I know of is an inhibiting sheath that you put the card into when you aren't using it.
     
  3. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    They tried that already. http://www.chipblockers.com (and many others)
    Most people including myself find it inconvenient to use.
    I think the thumb "on" switch is a great idea.
     
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,618   +376

    Yeap inconvenient and people would lose the blockers or forgot to put them back on etc etc.

    Maybe a wallet with blocker card sleeves...
     

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...