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Can an attacker get information off the card? Yes, at least some can, and the UK consumer group Which? mentioned in the question did it: Our researchers tested 10 cards (six debit and four credit, from volunteers) to assess security risks. Contactless cards are coded to 'mask' personal data, but using an easily obtainable reader and free software ...


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If your debit card has an NFC chip on it (the "tap to pay"), it's possible. This presentation discusses two methods. One is skimming an NFC card and using the recovered data for making Card Not Present transactions online. The other is called a "pre-play" attack, where "future transactions" are skimmed from the card in your pocket, and used to make ...


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Your iPhone (assuming its relatively current) can perform SMS relaying, sending/receiving messages using the iMessage app, on other devices that are logged in to your account. You should check your associated devices via the Apple web site to ensure there are no unknown devices listed and remove them if there are. Assuming you are not using a jailbroken ...



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