Jacksnow wrote:Contactless is a security. nightmare.
Why anyone would want one is beyond me.
There is a pretty simple security measure that stops any contactless card being skimmed via a reader. Have more than one contactless card.
Also all the latest versions of EMV contactless (Don't think this applies to the US contactless yet) use a randomly generated card number on a read (That is based off the time etc), so that particular detail is only used once.
Contactless is a bit pointless in the US though, where the process is pretty quick and painless anyway. In Europe where a PIN has to be entered, it takes quite a big longer, especially if the merchant uses a dial up connection. EMV contactless cards usually work completely offline, so the transaction is approved instantly.