[LINK] RFI: PayWave/PayPass Contactless Chip Cards
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Apr 11 18:20:16 EST 2012
At 17:31 +1000 11/4/12, Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
>And a little closer to home, ANZ seems to have mucked up payPass
>student ID cards. "Sydney University has locked down the prepaid
>function on the debit cards it issues to students as student IDs,
>after detecting a number of unauthorised transactions."
I was told by the Visa Aust CEO some time back that it was not
possible to turn off the capability.
(My argument isn't that such a capability should necessarily be
banned, provided that it's default-off, and anyone who turns it on
provides free and informed consent to do so. I wouldn't, but others
would choose to take the unbounded risk, and that's their call).
But of course he didn't really mean that it couldn't be turned off,
now did he. He meant that he didn't intend letting the grotty public
have the option.
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