Experts: Don’t use Apple Pay, CurrentC until crooks get a shot at them

While major retailers hem and haw about whether to use Apple Pay vs CurrentC, security experts say those concerned about their safeguarding their credit data might be wise to hold off using either of the payment systems until they’ve really been vetted for vulnerabilities.

“The bottom line is they’re about as safe as your debit card is now,” says Jason Polancich, chief architect at SurfWatch Labs, about these near-field communications (NFC) systems that let smartphones authenticate users and act as credit cards.

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