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January 27, 2011


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I've got no idea about NFC but it is a lot better compare to other exchanged devices. Hackers could hardly copy this because it has high quality rate of security.

Rick Demko

I'm always a fan of being able to both receive and make payments very quickly (you don't want anyone to change their minds right?). It looks like this is quite a bit more secure than the credit cards some carry now. This signal has to be sent from your phone in order to be received, meaning if you're on the subway someone just walking past (at two inches) won't be able to hijack the signal.


This sounds like a better system in securing your funds transactions, as opposed to the scan chip method. I still prefer to use good old cash money.

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