Contactless Barclaycards have a risk of online fraud

It’s possible to read out the details of a recent Barclaycard without making a physical connection to it – according to Channel4 News.

The latest Barclaycard includes a contactless RFID type chip, which works in a similar way to an Oyster card (UK London Underground Travel Card). Some of the latest mobiles can read these chips too. It’s now been shown that the card number, expiry date & card holders name can be read just by holding a smartphone against someones wallet. Those details can then be used to order something through Amazon, even though you still don’t have the 3 digit security code.

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