Bill P. Godfrey et al


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I told you it would happen... I did. I did. I remember.

Chip and PIN blamed for making ID theft easier
[taken from Silicon.com]

"Research carried out by the university found criminals are 'shoulder surfing' customers as they type in their PIN numbers at the checkout and then stealing the cards"

I knew this would happen, this is why I didn't want to go to using "Magic anti-theft super-secure pin numbered cards."

Also...

"They also swapped each others cards to pay for goods and yet were never challenged over using a card that obviously belonged to someone of the opposite sex."


See - it's obviously a much better system than having a member of staff in the store check the card [some are photo-cards], compare signatures, give a disproving tut and let you get on your way...
Article at software.silicon.com

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