Google tests cell-phone NFC link to let crooks clean you out

Pushes digital wallets via cellphone despite lack of security

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Non-Android users can get in on the fun if they're interested (and can find any stores that actually offer it). NFC company Morpho has developed a key fob that attaches to any WiFi device to let you wave and pay, or start your car without the big, clunky keyfob from your dealer.

Of course, it makes your phone bigger and clunkier, but that's the price you pay for the chance to give money to scammers smart enough to convert their RFID card readers to NFC so they can pick up your bank data without having to look over your shoulder at the ATM.

Kevin Fogarty writes about enterprise IT for ITworld. Follow him on Twitter @KevinFogarty.

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