NFC Copy Cat — One Stop Shop for Testing Payment Systems

NFC Copy Cat is a device to learn and test both magnetic stripe and NFC payment systems. It does so utilizing the tools NFCopy and MagSpoof.

Many of the coffee shops I go to in New York City no longer have magnetic swipe card readers, in favor of more secure near-field communication (NFC) readers —  the method of wireless data transfer that’s used for services like Apple Pay. But as payment systems evolve, so do cybersecurity researchers who learn of new ways to reveal the flaws in current technologies. One such researcher, Salvador Mendoza, is exposing vulnerabilities with payment systems using his device NFC Copy Cat.


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