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How to Hack a Contactless Payment System

Anyone involved in security knows the old adage that as soon as you think you are smarter than the bad guy then you have lost you battle with them. After all it was Luke Skywalker that reminded us that overconfidence was the Emperor’s weakness when the rebels were caught in an imperial trap (Star Wars conspiracy theories aside for a moment). Likewise, anyone involved in cyber security within the payment industry will know this better than anyone else. No matter how sophisticated your solution and the security controls you implement, the more ingenious and creative the attacker becomes. Sometimes even those who are responding to security breaches in payment solutions have to sit back and applaud the innovative way their controls were breached by a cunning and resourceful attacker.

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