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Apple Pay: a wireless wallet?


On The Ohio State University blog, Buckeye Voices, Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Can Emre Koksal discusses the security of using our phones to make mobile payments.

Assoc. Prof. Koksal

Within the past decade, smart mobile devices have become increasingly functional, helping us in a variety of ways – finding our way around town, reading the latest article of our favorite columnist, watching live TV, recording our experiences and even keeping track of the calories we burn. From technology geeks to those of us who just hate carrying a wallet, many have wondered when we’ll be able to make our casual, everyday payments – at the grocery store, in the fast food drive-thru – via our smartphones as well. Of course, a few of us have also wondered, how secure would such mobile transactions be?


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