Resistance is futile.
On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
ummm... basically, New2U, you have it right .... Resistance IS futile ... still, I likes to make them break a little sweat to get my personal info. The aliens, at least.
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It will make your phone a big security risk because it will have all your data from everything you've scanned on it.
I agree with some of the other posts. Our phones lack the updates when they get made!
It seems only the newest google phones are the ones getting updated to the latest software.
I am a little hesitant to jump on this bandwagon. I assume there are safeguards (like turning it on and off only when you need to use it), but other devices in the same vicinity capable of stealing my info is a concern.
On the other hand, as a business traveler I like the potential for apps that would let me select an option and attach the receipt to the proper expense report, or auto-categorize.
And for budgeting purposes, if you started using this regularly you get all kinds of info on type, time and frequency of transactions. "holy cow, I spend $100 on beer every month"
And I'm sure they'll have a button (on screen, not physical) to turn off power to the chip, like they have for the wifi, bluetooth, GPS, etc. At least if they don't, I'm sure a dev will make a widget/app to do that in no time.
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HTC Thunderbolt : Sold
Samsung Droid Charge : Stock
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There are RFID readers that can get the information from the credit cards/drivers license/passport, etc in your wallet/purse from several feet away. If this does have an on/off switch(which i'm sure it will) it could actually be more secure than having physical credit cards.
I think some are a little confused by what NFC is. NFC tags can only be read from a maximum of 2 inches. A device isn't going to steal your information by walking past it. Someone would have to touch a NFC reader within 2 inches of the back of your phone which would be a little... creepy if someone did that to you in public.
Though phone security will still be an issue, it's not THAT big of an issue. Just don't lose your phone or leave it somewhere.
If you're still paranoid, there is an option in your settings (same place as Wi-fi and bluetooth) to enable/disable NFC.
Hope this helped some of you guys. :]