On/off switch for contactless credit cards eliminates virtual pickpocketing

By Shawn Knight
Feb 22, 2012
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  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…

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    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: 1,811   +472

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

    Maybe a wallet with blocker card sleeves...

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