Tag: Nfc

CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments

In the early days of NFC payments, nearly every store with the proper terminals supported Google Wallet and other contactless systems. However, many retailers later shut off support for NFC, insisting customers use alternative platforms (like ‘CurrentC‘) or apps they made themselves (like Walmart Pay). CVS famously started blocking NFC payments in 2014, but now […]

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PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany

Google Pay has come a long way in the last few years, with tons of banks and financial institutions now supported in many countries. An integration with PayPal was also announced last year, giving users even greater options, but it’s only been available in the US. If you live in Germany, you’ll be pleased to hear […]

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Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Yubico Launches YubiKey 5 Series, the Industry’s First Multi-Protocol Security KeysSupporting FIDO2 PALO ALTO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – September 24, 2018 – Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 Series, the industry’s first multi-protocol security keys supporting FIDO2. With this new addition, the YubiKey […]

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Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports 7 banks

Google Pay’s expansion across the world continues in Italy. Seven banks are available from the outset, so if you’re a member of one of them, just add your Maestro, Mastercard, or Visa card to the app and you’re good to go. Here are the seven banks: Nexi (and partner banks) Widiba Banca Mediolanum Boon HYPE […]

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Google’s hardware 2FA Titan Security Keys available starting today for $50 at the Google Store

If you’re conscious of your own digital security in the modern era, then odds are you use two/multi-factor authentication to secure your more important accounts, but not all methods are equal. If you’re especially concerned — or especially “high value” in security terms — hardware-based keys are the better choice, as they offer additional protections […]

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Google to sell its own hardware 2FA solution, the Titan Security Key

Google is in full-on enterprise announcement mode, today being the second of three days dedicated to its business-centric Cloud Next conference. One interesting tidbit that’s been making the rounds (independently of an announcement at the event itself, so far) is some new security hardware Google plans on selling in its store. This isn’t anything so […]

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Bluetooth section and NFC toggle in Android P DP4 moved to ‘Connection preferences’ settings submenu

One of the more minor additions to the previous Android P DP3 release was a series of Bluetooth changes, including an aptly descriptive “Previously connected devices” section and a reorganization for the Bluetooth toggle into its own Bluetooth section. Now DP4 has further reorganized both that Bluetooth subsection and the NFC toggle into the “Connection […]

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Opinion: Mobile payment apps need more than NFC for global success

Samsung Between Apple Pay, Google Pay and other insert-company-name-here-plus-Pay solutions, it seems like many mobile payment apps are copy-paste efforts. It’s not just the naming convention that gets copied, as the actual payments process is similar across the board. When it comes to point of sale payments in particular, they all harness NFC technology, allowing you to […]

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Review: 2-factor authentication on iPhone gets dirt-simple with this keyfob

Provides instantaneous 2-factor auth without silly codes • Ultra portable design doesn’t weigh you down • Built to last Pricey for what it does • Doesn’t work with Twitter and other big sites The YubiKey NEO simplifies two-factor authentication, even on the iPhone. But not all services support it, and the NFC capability is limited. […]

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