Contactless payments: are we sacrificing security for convenience?

Danny Palmer
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Danny Palmer investigates whether contactless card payments could see us handing our details to cyber criminals, all for the sake of buying a coffee a little quicker

It has been eight years since Chip and PIN was rolled out as a payment method in UK stores, a move which stopped us all having to sign for a newspaper and chocolate bar. It also made debit cards mo...

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