Tag: near field communication

Is NFC adding up to security concerns of a CIO?

(Originally published in  Information Week , an article by  Shailesh Kumar Davey ) The convenience of an NFC enabled phone comes with some security risks as criminals are likely to abuse the tap-and-pay NFC technology used in mobile payment programs.  Imagine a world where you leave your house without keys, walk into your office without an ID card and book movie tickets without cash or cards! Yes, such a world is possible with the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. NFC enables wireless data transfer between two devices that are very close to each other.   NFC is a subset of RFID technology and is based on principles of electro-magnetic field that interact with each other (proximity is the key thing here)