MasterCard, Amex Test RFID Credit Cards

By eweek  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print

MasterCard and American Express test "contactless" cards

MasterCard and American Express have been testing RFID-embedded credit cards for more than a year. MasterCard has been testing its PayPass system mainly in Orlando, Fla. The company promises a nationwide rollout in 2004.

Security is an issue with these cards, because the RFID transmissions are not encrypted.

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