Post Tagged with: "chip and pin cards"

Success and Pain in an ‘EMV for a Week’ Challenge

Success and Pain in an ‘EMV for a Week’ Challenge

by February 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Last week, I took part in Gemalto’s #ChipAwayAtFraud campaign, and came away with some valuable insights on EMV. I was tasked with using my EMV “chip” card when making everyday purchases, like getting coffee and shopping. Gemalto, one of the world’s leaders in digital security, wanted a real-world take on theRead More

Gemalto’s ‘EMV For a Week Challenge’ Starts Now!

Gemalto’s ‘EMV For a Week Challenge’ Starts Now!

by February 15, 2016 at 9:22 am 1 comment

As part of Gemalto’s #ChipAwayAtFraud campaign, I’m being tasked with numerous tasks, some tacky, some essential to living. Gemalto, one of the world’s leaders in digital security, wants a real-world take on the EMV card experience. Which includes the security benefits EMV cards presents. You know EMV; it’s the “chip”Read More

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature

by December 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm 2 comments

The planet’s most powerful nation is sure backwards when it comes to the payment card industry: Why has America been using 1970s technology as of the posting date of this article? That magnetic strip on credit and debit cards has GOT to go already! And thank goodness, the transition toRead More

Visa, MasterCard in Talks with Mobile Wallets for ‘Cardholder Present’ Rate

Visa, MasterCard in Talks with Mobile Wallets for ‘Cardholder Present’ Rate

by September 10, 2014 at 11:47 am 20 comments

Sources tell us that Visa and MasterCard are looking to advance all mobile wallets by lowering their transaction fees.

National Retail Federation pushes for Chip and PIN

National Retail Federation pushes for Chip and PIN

by April 24, 2014 at 11:03 am 0 comments

The recent major retail breaches have fueled increased interest by the National Retail Federation to push for implementation of a chip and PIN payment card technology. This would make the magnetic strips on payment cards obsolete and no longer a calling card for hackers. “We’re here today because the questionRead More

Chip and PIN or Chip and Signature?

Chip and PIN or Chip and Signature?

by April 3, 2014 at 8:39 am 0 comments

OK, there’s lots going on here. Read slowly and wrap your brain around this. So which offers more security? Chip-and-PIN or chip-and-signature for your card payments? Chip-and-PIN wins. This is due to two authentication forms: the card and the PIN, which is stored in your head (or should be, anyways,Read More