Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked, alerts pilot program participants of security breach

13468912

Comments

  • Reply 101 of 232
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    I am finding the whole 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' wearing a bit thin. Apple will beat them both, no need to take any sides. :smokey:

    I agree that Apple's system is the best and will be the dominate figure at play, much in the same way that iDevices make purchase transactions that far exceed Android despite Android's stated activation numbers. However, I expect other system, including Google Wallet, to follow Apple's lead. The multinationals and financial institutions have no reason to prevent others from making similar deals and they've already altered their back end to support ?Pay. This is a benefit for all users so my guess this isn't something Tim Cook would prevent anyone else from having. I'm not talking about using Apple's IP, but rather using the general paradigm ?Pay uses. The only caveat would be Apple having a contractual timeframe which the banks to keep others out, but I'm not sure that would even be an issue for Apple since no one else has the control of the HW and OS to make this a reality.
  • Reply 102 of 232

    email addresses exposed... lol... Apple iCloud hacked = naked pictures

  • Reply 103 of 232
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    Haha, this is hilarious!

     

    I am so damn glad!<img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    Yep, CurrentC is an awesome system!:D

     

    I can't wait to sign up!:smokey:

  • Reply 104 of 232
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post





    I am finding the whole 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' wearing a bit thin. Apple will beat them both, no need to take any sides. image

     

    Haha, sure enough. Apple Pay is great and I enjoy using it. I wish there were more places to use it. Soon that will happen. 

     

    It's going to be interesting when Google starts advertising Google Wallet (which they are, as I've seen the campaign) and people realize that they could of done this the entire time.

     

    I still don't think it'll be a popular as Apple Pay in the beginning but in the long run, just like with Visa/Master Card, both will be used side by side.

     

    And yes, Apple Pay is more secure. (Why I have to say this to not get jumped on, I don't know)

  • Reply 105 of 232
    boltsfan17 wrote: »
    That is pretty hilarious. Now imagine if CurrentC was in use and they had all of your bank account information, SSN, etc. This is a warning of a huge pending disaster waiting to happen when this service goes live next year. 

    Reminds me of an old Rusty Warren joke ...

    Seems this spinster goes in for a thorough medical exam, and afterwards says to the doctor:

    "You mean to tell me that I've never used it -- and now it's broken?"
  • Reply 106 of 232
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,636member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by carloblackmore View Post



    Since Google Wallet was going along fine for a while with these merchants prior to Apple Pay, I'm gonna guess a Google/Android loyalists might feel more maligned than Apple fans.



    Oh, that crowd is already claiming the CurrentC hack is a big PR stunt by Apple and didn’t really happen (see c|net comment section). Remember, for them it’s not about being fans of Google/Android, it’s about hating Apple and wishing for its demise.

  • Reply 107 of 232
    rob55rob55 Posts: 1,287member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SirLance99 View Post

     

    Apple and Android users actually united to voice their dislike for what's happening with CurrentC and Google Wallet / Apple Pay bans.



    I don't think I've ever seen a Play Store or App Store rating this low.



    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.currentc



    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/currentc/id912922036?mt=8?


     

    What I want to know is, how are there 17 5-star ratings for CurrentC in the App Store?

  • Reply 108 of 232
    "MCX defends CurrentC against Apple Pay controversy, says sensitive customer data is saved in the cloud"

    "Apple Pay competitor CurrentC hacked, alerts pilot program participants of security breach"

    LOL
  • Reply 109 of 232

    BOOM!

     

  • Reply 110 of 232
    I'm betting MCX folds up and blows away before their system ever actually sees the light of day. What a festival of fail.
  • Reply 111 of 232
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post





    I seriously wonder if it will in fact ever launch now. I would suspect there are some very serious discussions going on right now. This won't help for sure.



    All that customer tracking data is going to be too tempting.

  • Reply 112 of 232
    Good for them!
  • Reply 113 of 232
    rob55 wrote: »
    sirlance99 wrote: »
     
    Apple and Android users actually united to voice their dislike for what's happening with CurrentC and Google Wallet / Apple Pay bans.

    I don't think I've ever seen a Play Store or App Store rating this low.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.currentc

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/currentc/id912922036?mt=8?

    What I want to know is, how are there 17 5-star ratings for CurrentC in the App Store?

    Read the 5-star reviews ...

    My iTunes name is _Kokopelli
  • Reply 114 of 232
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,883member
    rob55 wrote: »
    What I want to know is, how are there 17 5-star ratings for CurrentC in the App Store?
    If Sammy can pay for positive reviews, Walmart can too.
  • Reply 115 of 232
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jungmark View Post





    Let's be honest here, Google wallet has been around for awhile. CurrentC didn't deem them a threat. Apple Pay comes along and they are scared.



    And that is a HUGE vote of confidence in Apple Pay. 

  • Reply 116 of 232
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
    lkrupp wrote: »

    Oh, that crowd is already claiming the CurrentC hack is a big PR stunt by Apple and didn’t really happen (see c|net comment section). Remember, for them it’s not about being fans of Google/Android, it’s about hating Apple and wishing for its demise.

    Oh that's funny.

    Poor sods, it must be awful being a Fandroid. I bet if you were to use sodium pentathol the vast majority would really prefer to have Apple gear. You'd be left with the die hard PC users that have hated Apple for ever and will use pigeons rather than an iPhone if it was all that was left on the planet. The same drug on Apple user would most likely find very few saying 'Oh I really wanted an Android or a Wintel box, but I forced myself to buy Apple."
  • Reply 117 of 232
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    jungmark wrote: »
    Let's be honest here, Google wallet has been around for awhile. CurrentC didn't deem them a threat. Apple Pay comes along and they are scared.

    To be fair however the NFC systems are in place because of Google.
  • Reply 118 of 232
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
    jungmark wrote: »
    If Sammy can pay for positive reviews, Walmart can too.

    Not necessarily. The 'can be bought off' journalists are already taking Sammy's cash and they'd be in a tough position having to choose.
  • Reply 119 of 232
    I'm betting MCX folds up and blows away before their system ever actually sees the light of day. What a festival of fail.

    Not too late to get that CurrentC Halloween Costume -- be sure to wear something under it, as it is totally transparent! :D
  • Reply 120 of 232
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
    tbell wrote: »
    To be fair however the NFC systems are in place because of Google.

    I can agree Google Search and later their Maps plus getting NFC rolling have all been positive contributions from Google. I once loved the company, prior to Eric's betrayal of Steve.
Sign In or Register to comment.