Serious Discussion NFC security: 10 security risks you need to know

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Most smartphones have near field communication (NFC) built into them, allowing for easy contactless payment processes. NFC systems can be exploited by hackers, however, so in this article we’ll cover the ten major NFC risks you should know about.
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How to secure yourself from NFC risks
The first thing to remember about NFC tech and its attendant risks is that, for most people, the dangers are very minimal.

To maintain a high level of NFC security, the best thing you can do is keep your NFC-enabled devices close by and set up two-step verification for NFC keys and on credit and debit cards.

Overall, NFC is a safe and reliable payment method, provided you take a few simple precautions to secure your mobile wallets and NFC keys.
 

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Absolutely agree with you. NFC technology indeed has its risks, but with proper precautions like keeping devices close, using two-step verification, and securing mobile wallets, it can be a safe and convenient payment method. Awareness and vigilance are key in ensuring NFC security.
 

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I prefer to pay with watch or a card in RFID shielded wallet, thus I rarely use NFC and even then I only enable it for the payment and then disable it ASAP.
 
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As far as I know, you cannot completely disable NFC on iPhone devices, which can create problems such as QR-based tickets over any major security concerns.

On Android, Samsung Pay auto-enables NFC when you go to pay, then turns itself off.

You might be able to use Routines for Google Wallet.
 

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