Contactless bank cards
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Thu Nov 18 08:23:27 GMT 2010
In article <44890BA9-B15B-4568-AA81-46C0BFB662A2 at batten.eu.org>, Ian
Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> writes
>> Is a "stand-alone" unit something different?
>It isn't cordless, for a start off: mains power, and a hardline telephone.
But you aren't going to run round the room with a cord-attached
terminal, rubbing it on people's pockets. So the usage mode is
different. The attack would rely upon one of these "RF-bridges" between
a device held onto a concealed terminal, and something that you are
running round the room with.
And you are probably restricted to having an accomplice rubbing up
against random strangers, because someone who is in the act of paying
will have his wallet in his hand (to give you the cash that you then
pocket) and will probably notice you trying to get close enough to the
wallet with the "remote" end of such a bridge.
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