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Flaw in Samsung Pay lets hackers wirelessly skim credit cards

The tokens that are used to make purchases can be easily stolen and used in other hardware to make fraudulent transactions.

A security researcher has discovered limitations in Samsung Pay's security, which, if exploited by an attacker, could be used in another phone to allow someone else to fraudulently make payments.

The magnetic-based contactless payment system, which comes standard in many newer Samsung phones, works by translating credit card data into tokens so that a hacker can't grab credit card numbers from the device.

But those tokens aren't as secure as one might hope.

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