[LINK] RFI: Contactless Credit Cards in Oz

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Jan 6 13:54:14 AEDT 2010

I've been asked by a media person about the above.

There are (at last) large numbers of credit-cards in Australia that 
contain a *contact-based* chip.

So far, it appears that (unlike in some other countries) the design 
of the scheme is appropriate, the security risks are under control, 
and the hitherto (low) security of the credit-card system will be 
progressively improved.

But it was news to me that:
(a) cards containing *contactless* chips were being issued here;  and
(b) the contactless chip was being used for credit-card puroposes
     (as distinct from eCash or ticketing).

Any leads gratefully accepted!

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/

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Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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