Paying with our mobile devices has become the order of the day, first with Google Wallet, then Softcard, and now Apple Pay P the last of which is touted as one of the main advantages of the newer Apple devices. But how much do we know about Apple PayUs inner workings? Does it really provide its users with the security it promises?
In this presentation recently given at Rooted Con, NowSecure analyst Sebastián Guerrero explains the technical ins and outs of this new payment platform, and shows the components involved in the process and its operation P a few of which may surprise you. It examines how Apple Pay is closely linked to the biometric security system TouchID and the role it plays in applications like Dropbox, Evernote, Amazon, to name just a few. He also takes a look at how this payment system could potentially be compromised.
So how secure is ApplePay? Take a look – the answer may surprise you.
Sebastián Guerrero Selma’s work includes research in mobile security and web security, developing tools and techniques for vulnerability assessment and post-exploitation of mobile devices and applications, and reverse engineering embedded platforms and mobile platforms. In the last few years, he has spoken at several security conferences such as RootedCON, NoConName, and RSA. You can find him on Twitter at @0xroot.