MasterCard, Amex Test RFID Credit Cards

MasterCard, Amex Test RFID Credit 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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