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Security weakness in Visa allows money theft in contactless payments (arxiv.org)
3 points by lknik 31 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Nice to see an arxiv link and also a clear and easy to find access to the full research paper (and I've downloaded it for later reading but briefly skimmed it).

For a TLDR version this link sums it up nicely https://www.zdnet.com/article/academics-bypass-pins-for-visa...

Academics bypass PINs for Visa contactless payments Researchers: "In other words, the PIN is useless in Visa contactless transactions."

I haven't read the research paper fully yet but yeah in case 16 pages of pdf isn't for you the ZDNet article provides a nice summary

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