Blog Posts Tagged with "Chip and Pin"

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How EMV Impacts International Travel

August 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you have plans to travel internationally this summer, you may have problems using your U.S. magnetic stripe card abroad, as many other countries, particularly in Europe, have made the EMV card the new standard. The Smartcard Alliance explains...

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Why The Push For EMV Adoption In The United States?

February 20, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

What is Visa USA trying to prove with this push of EMV? Apparently only Visa USA can tell us because, for the rest of us, there are no business cases we can construct to justify the switch to EMV. Obviously, Visa USA knows something that the rest of us do not. Or do they?

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The Truth Behind Data Breaches

February 16, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

SQLi was the number one attack vector found in both the Web Hacking Incident Database and the number one Web-based method of entry in incident response investigations. SQL injections were the number one Web application risk of 2011...

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Which Will Make a Bigger Splash in 2012 - Mobile Wallet or EMV?

February 01, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Visa has announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States. The company intends to encourage investments in infrastructure necessary to accept and process both new forms of payment technology...

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Necessary Security Updates for 2012

January 24, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Never before have so many criminals been so organized across borders as they are today. The Internet has spawned international crime syndicates of the best criminal minds who seek to take from you, your government, and all the merchants we rely on to provide products and services...

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Banks and Credit Card Issuers Move Toward Chip and PIN

December 20, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Credit cards that incorporate an embedded microprocessor chip are far more secure than any other form of credit card currently available, including the standard magnetic striped cards that are all too easy to skim at ATMs and point of sale terminals...

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The EMV-Contactless World According to Visa

October 11, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

If Visa were to work with the industry to produce a common API for EMV and contactless cards with PIN online, that would drive adoption of more secure cards in the US because there would be a business reason for adoption. Without such a driver, they are still a solution looking for a problem...

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Why Visa Is Upset

September 13, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Visa’s beef with my post is the implied connotation by using the term ‘Chip and PIN’ that a PIN would be required. All I was trying to do was to provide an easily Google-able term for people interested in EMV. Such a complaint from Visa is laughable if it were not so sad...

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A Carrot for Chip and PIN

August 25, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

EMV and contactless technologies do not entirely solve the fraud problem. While they minimize fraud in the case of card present transactions, they do not even address fraud in card not present transactions. And it is in card not present transactions where fraud is most prevalent...

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How Much Longer Does the Magstripe Have?

January 29, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Every U.S.-based credit card has a magnetic stripe on the back. This stripe can be read and rewritten like a burnable CD. The simplicity of the magstripe’s design, coupled with the availability of card reading and writing technology, results in billions of dollars in theft and fraud...

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The Harsh Reality Of Security

January 09, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Chris Skinner asks the question, “Why does the card securities council not care about card security?” What concerns me is the title of the article as it again implies that the PCI standards do nothing to secure cardholder data. I thought I would take a shot at answering this question...

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New Fake ATM Keypads Extremely Difficult to Detect

January 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

With the new fake ATM keypads, the time between skimming and cashing-in is reduced significantly. The mock keypads are nearly undetectable to the lay person, and transmit PIN data in real time, along with the skimmed card information. Criminals can then immediately begin stealing cash directly from accounts...

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Retailers’ Point of Sale Terminals Skimmed

January 03, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

POS machines are particularly vulnerable because the magnetic stripe technology, which has been around for 40 years, is essentially defenseless against modern fraud techniques. Anyone can easily, and legally, purchase a skimming device for a couple hundred dollars...

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