- Jul 18, 2008
Seems it's not possible to read the card number with my phone - just tested. It returns an ID which is either encrypted or not related to the card number. It correctly identifies the chip type etc, but I can't get this to work:The issue is that the banks have only assessed the risk of doing transactions directly from the card. A CVV is only 1000 iterations away once you know a person's card number. That isn't good security.
Will look into decrypting the data... though this article says it's not necessary: