Oracle has been looking at NFC, and decided that the technology needs to be a good deal faster if it is going to have any hope of going mainstream. In Oracle's tests it took two seconds to open and read the three files required by their proposed application. That time could be reduced by combining the data into a single file, …
never fast enough
It will never be fast enough to persuade me to trust it. Far too far left field.
And NFC is what, precisely?
It's not a well enough know initialism to go un-spelled-out in the opening sentence.
Near Field Communication
El Reg has been banging on about it for quite some time. Also searching for it on this new fangled WWW (World Wide Web) can help you. Basically quit the moaning, you know this is a tech site. Blimey!
Let's see ...
I don't know what 'enhanced security' they are talking about and what the example of the London Underground system has to do with it because that system is ridiculously easy to crack with extremely cheap hardware.
Why store anything other than part of a key?
The user having the rest ...
'Cos they want to make things like "credit coins" from Star Wars?
You know, the things that are *always* being stolen from people in the books.
Banks don't care about security anymore - Barclaycard have already decided that merely having their new cards is fine to authorise transactions, and made a big deal of someone using that without the shopkeeper even looking at them in several adverts.
In Melbourne the new rail card system can take upto 5sec to scan.... when it works and has already costed us $1.5b
This system sounds awesome compared to the pile of sh1te we have
you should check out this guy's site, he's on the PTUA
formerly known for the TCWF, he's now a professional commuter, and from what I've read, a serious guy. He's at danielbowen.com