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    Oberthur unveils Flybuy wearables

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    Oberthur Technologies (OT) has unveiled Flybuy, a range of devices that add NFC payments to existing wearables. The range includes a Flybuy Mini Fob — a very small contactless card with a boosted antenna that can be inserted into a wristband, keychain or specially adapted fitness tracker or watch — and a Flybuy Secure Element, allowing OEMs to be embedded directly at the manufacturing stage. “They can be used for payment but also for public transport and access control,” OT says.

    Filed by Email Rian Boden Published • Last updated 1 September 2016, 12:54

    • William Hugh Murray, CISSP

      Cardless, contactless, and (credit card account) numberless. Magnetic stripes must go. The currency of credit card numbers must go.

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