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NFC Security Issues: A Case Study
Design & Technology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
NFC Security issues: A case study Name: Institution: Introduction Near Field Communication technology is a form of technology that utilises the Smartphone technology in the enhancement of services such as contactless payments through pre-stored information in the credit cards…
Particularly, this form of technology is quite popular in advanced nations such as Japan (Gordon & British Computer Society, 2007). However, according to various studies that have been conducted into the technology, especially in the UK by a team of researchers from Surrey University, an alarm is fast being raised about the security risks involved with the same, particularly with regard to the safety of private information of a client that is stored in it. This is because, the likely threats that arise are when the transmission for payments are made, which can be a few meters away from the payment terminal, may create a window of opportunity for someone to tap into the same and transmit that same private information to another phone for their own malicious use. In this paper, I seek to establish and discuss the various possible security risks associated with the use of NFC technology. This may include eavesdropping as slightly mentioned above, data or message corruption or modification, and interception or relay attacks. Another risk can be the physical theft of the Smart phones in order to gain access to the required passwords and credit card details. ...
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