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NFC flaws let researchers hack an ATM by waving a phone

3 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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For years, security researchers and cybercriminals have hacked ATMs by using all possible avenues to their innards, from opening a front panel and sticking a thumb drive into a USB port to drilling a hole that exposes internal wiring. Now, one researcher has found a collection of bugs that allow him to hack ATMs-along with a wide variety of point-of-sale terminals-in a new way: with a wave of his phone over a contactless credit card reader.
Josep Rodriguez, a researcher and consultant at security firm IOActive, has spent the last year...
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