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Apr 30, 20, 12:44 pm
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Posted By pdxer

In the future does not help now, and that still...

In the future does not help now, and that still requires a compatible WiFi access point, which are extremely rare.

BTLE is peer-to-peer, needs nothing extra, can measure closer distances which is...
Apr 30, 20, 11:52 am
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Views: 922,372
Posted By pdxer

You might want to look into it first. Longer...

You might want to look into it first. Longer distances is exactly what you don't want and very few devices and access points support that anyway. As I said, WiFi won't work. What's needed is short...
Apr 30, 20, 10:25 am
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Views: 922,372
Posted By pdxer

The Apple/Google contact tracing system doesn't...

The Apple/Google contact tracing system doesn't use nor need WiFi, nor would that even work. It detects proximity between devices via Bluetooth LE and works quite well, without compromising anyone's...
Dec 19, 19, 5:03 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,441
Posted By pdxer

Discover has a 1% cashback debit card...

Discover has a 1% cashback debit card (https://www.discover.com/online-banking/checking/).
Dec 16, 19, 7:41 am
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Views: 727
Posted By pdxer

B&H Photo (https://www.bhphotovideo.com), either...

B&H Photo (https://www.bhphotovideo.com), either from their app or via Safari on a Mac.
Nov 24, 19, 5:13 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

You'll need an existing compiler to compile it,...

You'll need an existing compiler to compile it, which could be hacked...

You can't hire anyone to help, because they could be a secret agent...

At some point, you have to trust people.
Nov 24, 19, 5:42 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

I choose to believe in reality, not conspiracy...

I choose to believe in reality, not conspiracy theories. There's nothing to gain and everything to lose.

The FBI tried to sue Apple to force them to create a back door. Apple said no and the few...
Nov 23, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

Conspiracy theories. Just because a company 'can'...

Conspiracy theories. Just because a company 'can' do that doesn't mean they will. There's way too much to lose to even consider it. Apple has also said they'd never backdoor anything.
Nov 22, 19, 7:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

Is it?? Based on what, exactly? I've been...

Is it?? Based on what, exactly?
I've been writing iOS apps for more than a decade (and other platforms before that), so there is at least one software engineer on this thread, and who has more than...
Nov 19, 19, 6:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

Apple has control over the OS, but not the...

Apple has control over the OS, but not the encryption keys used, and without the encryption keys, they can't access the data, nor can anyone else for that matter.

Further information available in...
Nov 19, 19, 3:49 pm
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Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

That is absolutely false. What's on the device is...

That is absolutely false. What's on the device is encrypted with keys that Apple does not know nor can the data be extracted, and is normally end to end encrypted when in transit to others on top of...
Nov 19, 19, 3:26 pm
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Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

What runs on the phone is local to the device and...

What runs on the phone is local to the device and not accessible by Apple nor is it kept on Apple's servers.
More detailed information is in Apple's security white paper.
Nov 19, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

That's exactly where it is, encrypted on the...

That's exactly where it is, encrypted on the device.

Purchases made in the iTunes store are visible in iTunes, as it would be in any other store's portal. Apple Pay transactions are not.



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Nov 19, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,324
Posted By pdxer

Apple Pay privacy

Apple is not in the middle. They do not get any transaction data and have no idea where you shop or what you purchased.
Oct 19, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,000
Posted By pdxer

It doesn't need to stay in the checking account....

It doesn't need to stay in the checking account. Open a YouInvest brokerage account, transfer the money, then put it into a money market fund, where it will earn a similar rate as what you're getting...
Sep 24, 19, 7:51 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 48,182
Posted By pdxer

Discover Sends Out E-mail Informing Some...

Discover Sends Out E-mail Informing Some Customers That Their Discover it Will Become A Discover it Miles (Without Request)...
Aug 13, 19, 2:59 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

I doubt GS internal systems do either. Maybe...

I doubt GS internal systems do either. Maybe there's a way to get an actual account number to push a payment. Part of whatever they use should be on credit reports.

It's a virtual number that can...
Aug 13, 19, 2:00 pm
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Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

The app only provides a virtual card number,...

The app only provides a virtual card number, which can be regenerated at any time.

The only way to get the actual card number is read the magstripe or chip, which might not be what GS uses...
Aug 7, 19, 5:51 am
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Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

Other way around. Software downloads and video...

Other way around. Software downloads and video streaming eliminated the need for optical drives, and there is a headphone jack, it's just digital, and with compatible wired headphones included in the...
Aug 6, 19, 8:12 pm
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Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

Also online, phone and anywhere else a physical...

Also online, phone and anywhere else a physical card is not needed.
Aug 6, 19, 4:44 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

Apple isn't the only company to do that, nor were...

Apple isn't the only company to do that, nor were they the first.
Jul 26, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 46,561
Posted By pdxer

That generates a virtual card number, which can...

That generates a virtual card number, which can be optionally autofilled by Safari when making a purchase. A new number can be regenerated at any time.

The only way to get the actual PAN is...
Jul 8, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 17,966
Posted By pdxer

Double-press the sleep/wake button and...

Double-press the sleep/wake button and authenticate with Face ID or double-press the home button and authenticate with Touch ID (one combined step), then hold it near the terminal to pay. Optionally,...
Jul 8, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 17,966
Posted By pdxer

There's no need to unlock the phone to use Apple...

There's no need to unlock the phone to use Apple Pay. You only need to authenticate once.
Jun 18, 19, 5:54 pm
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Views: 919,647
Posted By pdxer

I received a Chase debit card two weeks ago and...

I received a Chase debit card two weeks ago and it was not contactless.
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