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Can my new Samsung phone steal my credit information when in close contact


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No you should be fine. A hacker would be the one to try. The phone itself will not steal anything
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The phone will not read your credit card information unless you download an app designed for that purpose and specifically tell it to do so.
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Did you install an app with malicious code?
No...this is a new phone and I'm just learning how to use it...nothing has been installed
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Bru Sabourin wrote:

No...this is a new phone and I'm just learning how to use it...nothing has been installed

You will be fine. Just don't download 3rd party apps unless you know it to be a safe download.
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Bru Sabourin wrote:

No...this is a new phone and I'm just learning how to use it...nothing has been installed

Question: Is it safe when apps are downloaded from the Play Store? Does anyone have experience about this?
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Bru Sabourin wrote:

No...this is a new phone and I'm just learning how to use it...nothing has been installed

Yes it's perfectly safe to download apps from within the playstore, it's when those apps ask you to download more content once downloaded that you can run into issues, by this I mean sketchy little games from unknown developers not reputable companies such as Gameloft or EA ect that ask to download a large portion of their games after opening the game for the first time.
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Bru Sabourin wrote:

No...this is a new phone and I'm just learning how to use it...nothing has been installed

Gotcha. Thanks.
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On the phone, there are no PIN numbers to steal. The typical horror-show supper-time news story of some nefarious guy installing a capture card into a US ATM, a gas station pump or other point-of-sale terminal does NOT apply.

Not to say that this comment will last indefinitely...
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

On the phone, there are no PIN numbers to steal. The typical horror-show supper-time news story o...

Actually, Bob, in Europe you have to be careful. Police found out some devices that can be used to clone Credit Cards and record the PIN when the credit card is used at certain points of sale. It was quite difficult to discover the scam because the devices can be connected and disconnected easily. Sorry for the unpleasant news.
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BobTheElectrician wrote:

On the phone, there are no PIN numbers to steal. The typical horror-show supper-time news story o...

Glad to see the definition of indefintely now at least extends to a 1h 39 minutes. 😉

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On a side note if you go to a Web page that all of a sudden pops up something that says your phone has a virus and press ok or something to get rid of it do not do anything just close that page immediately and do not return there, this is malware or a virus they are getting you to fall for. Again try to stick to reputable websites and you will be fine.

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