Articles about chip and pin

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UK fraudster gang go PIN sniffing

Analysis The organised tampering of PIN entry devices to commit credit card fraud, which led to arrests in Birmingham last week, has been linked to a breach in an Asda store on the outskirts of Portsmouth. Cash was withdrawn from ATMs in China and Canada after the cards were used in the Gosport branch of Asda, Register sources …
John Leyden, 21 Aug 2008
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Cybercrime bust highlights PIN terminal insecurity

Analysis UK police arrests of a gang reckoned to have tampered with Chip and PIN entry devices to harvest PIN numbers and cardholder details have sparked calls to revamp the security of devices. Banking industry sources maintain that this type of fraud is rare but recent posts on underground forums suggest that the know-how on how to …
John Leyden, 13 Aug 2008
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Criminals hijack terminals to swipe Chip-and-PIN data

Sophisticated cybercrooks have developed a technique for tampering with the PIN Entry Devices on Chip-and-PIN readers to steal users' card details and PINs. Police from the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) recovered stolen PIN pads and hundreds of fake cards in a raid on a counterfeit card factory in Birmingham …
John Leyden, 13 Aug 2008
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VeriSign will ship two-factor authentication for debit cards

VeriSign has announced plans to integrate two-factor authentication technology into ATM and credit cards, a move that would give customers significantly more protection against scammers without requiring them to go through the hassle or expense of using a stand-alone security token. The move will allow debit and credit cards …
Dan Goodin, 1 May 2007
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Lloyds TSB certificate glitch sparks concerns

Online banking customers logging onto the Lloyds TSB website on Friday morning were confronted by potentially confusing warnings about a security certificate. Consumers were greeted with a "website certified by an unknown authority" pop-up message for * after accessing certificate …
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2007

Barclays deploys PINsentry to fight fraud

Barclays has announced plans to send out handheld chip and PIN card readers to their online banking customers in a bid to combat online fraud. The bank is to provide chip-and-PIN 'PINsentry' card readers to half a million customers in the UK, starting later this year. Barclays online customers will be required to use the …
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2007
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Payday delayed for 400,000

Nearly half a million people will not be paid their salary today due to a spectacular cock-up with the UK's key banking processing system. The Association for Payment Clearing Services (Apacs), which is the industry body for payment systems in the UK, said: "The entire banking and payments industry is extremely sorry that this …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Mar 2007

Internet scams dominate UK card fraud losses

Card fraud in the UK fell three per cent from £439.4m in 2005 to £428m last year, according to figures from payment association APACS released Wednesday. Overall, card fraud has dropped £80m from a record high of £504.8m in 2004. The decrease in overall fraud, attributed to the introduction of Chip and PIN transaction …
John Leyden, 14 Mar 2007

Secure messaging firm touts encrypted comms

A British company, due to float on the Alternative Investment Market tomorrow, reckons it has the secret to secure mobile transactions. Broca owns the patent for a Java-based form of encrypted messaging. The service requires phone users to download a small Java programme which can then be used to send and receive encrypted …
John Oates, 5 Mar 2007

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