Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

Flaws in Apple Pay and Visa could allow criminals to make arbitrary contactless payments – no authentication needed, research finds

Cybercriminals could make fraudulent purchases by circumventing an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen where the device’s wallet has a Visa card set up in so-called transit mode. The attackers could also bypass the contactless limit to carry out unlimited transactions from locked iPhones, researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Surrey have sh…

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