BBC Moneybox - contactless hiccups
pwt at iosis.co.uk
Sat May 18 14:03:51 BST 2013
Well, it all depends...
... on how much power the card needs to function
... on how much power the terminal actually radiates (sic, its a
magnetic field thing).
I'm copying this to Chris Stanford who runs the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17/WG8 UK
Panel for Contactless cards.
On 18/05/2013 11:34, Roland Perry wrote:
> "Some Marks and Spencer customers have told the BBC of cases
> where the chain's contactless payment terminals have taken money
> from cards other than the ones intended for payment.
> "Card are supposed to be within about 4cm of the front of the
> contactless terminal to work.
> "But some customers say payments have been taken from cards
> while in purses and wallets at much greater distances.
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