“Card payments grow riskier every day as the United States remains reliant upon mag-stripe technology, which is very easy for criminals to breach and then use to clone cards for illegal payments,” she states. “Because mobile devices will use contactless technology in the form of an embedded computer chip, the mobile phone will be a much more secure payment device than the plastic cards we use today.”
The report from the Fed, Mobile Payments in the United States Mapping Out the Road Ahead, points out that road is going to have more than a few hills, rocks, potholes, and other obstacles to surmount. Do read the report. It’s worth your time.