[LINK] paywave cards
kim at holburn.net
Fri Sep 13 09:43:30 AEST 2013
I just talked to my building society and the paywave card has a limit of $100 per transaction and $200 per day. They can't or won't change that limit. It's not possible to get a visa card without paywave or a mastercard without paypass. I think it's going to have to be the small hole option.
On 2013/Sep/12, at 10:38 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I just got a new visa card and it's one of those NFC paywave cards.
> I had a quick look online and apparently you can ask your bank to reduce the paywave limit to $1.
> I also got a powerful torch and had a look at what was inside it. I can see coils and what looks to me like a capacitor. It's quite complex in there, not like the simple coils I've seen in xrays of RFID cards online. https://imageshack.us/a/img89/4470/cardswb.jpg
> I'll try and get the bank to give me one without the paywave first, and if not limit it second but I still resent carrying around a card that will respond to a radio signal without me being aware of it.
> I'm pretty sure a very small hole drilled through the card at a particular spot would take out the paywave leaving the chip and mag stripe unscathed but would it still be valid? Perhaps not noticeably invalid.
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