Infographic: A Guide to Apple Pay

A Look at the Security Features in New Payment System
Infographic: A Guide to Apple Pay

When the new Apple Pay mobile payment system launches in October in the United States, it could help improve payment security.

See Also: New Approach to Secure Mobile Banking

Apple's new system is designed to work with contactless payment terminals that include near-field communication technology. At launch, only iPhone 6 devices will be compatible with Apple Pay. After the Apple Watch gets released next year, it can be paired with iPhone 5 - or newer devices - and used with Apple Pay (see: Apple Pay: How Will It Work?).

This infographic takes a look at the components behind Apple's new payment system, the security features, and how to put them to use.

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Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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