Expanded Apple Touch ID payments can succeed – but should they?

Apple’s strategy for mobile payments is becoming clearer – the convenience of Touch ID payments for any and every purchase.  The Wall Street Journal has a good piece on it. Now Sebastien Taveau, a FIDO Alliance expert and founding board member, has weighed in on Apple’s Touch ID payments.  He damns Apple’s biometric security vision with […]

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NFC contactless payments aren’t secure…this is news?

EMV (Europay-MasterCard-Visa) payment cards are a tried-and-true solution for combatting card present or point of sale fraud.  The embedded microprocessor chip encrypts transaction data differently for each purchase.  Optional use of a PIN code to complete transactions offers even more security, combining Something You Have with Something You Know to achieve two-factor authentication. So what’s […]

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