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Pay-by-bonk chip lets hackers pop all your favourite phones

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Re: iPhone 6?

"Seems a bit odd that they used an outdated device."

I'd suggest they generally choose the latest phones purely for the PR value. In reality the problem of device insecurity is greatest for all the devices out in the field in their millions and long since "unsupported" by their makers, and it is a pity that the competition didn't look at those. For example there's about four times the number of Galaxy S3 in use compared to S5, I'd guess other makes have similar situations.

If makers were embarrassed about the problems on models they'd decided to abandon, then we might see a better approach to supporting older devices.

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