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Comment Re:A decade late? (Score 1) 193

From the VISA Website "If your card is lost or stolen you should notify your bank as soon as possible. If anyone has fraudulently used your contactless card to make a payment, providing you take reasonable precautions to protect your card and let your bank know as soon as you realise it’s gone, you will not be responsible for any losses incurred (subject to your bank’s terms and conditions)."

In other words you are not responsible for any losses. Provided you report it lost as soon as you realise.

They are very low value for any fraudster - the best they can hope is a few contactless transactions and probably each one runs the risk of being caught (and on CCTV).

VISA seem prepared to take the hit - so what's the issue?


Comment Re:RFID sleeve? (Score 1) 193

It's the intelligence of the reader - our library scanner can read multiple cards simultaneously. - because it's only a one way transaction. So it's perfectly possible to read.

The problem in a POS environment is they need to charge the transaction to one card only. Picking a random card in the customers wallet isn't appropriate.

This whole thing is nonsense anyway.. The reader will only show the publically available info which is the 16 card number and expiry. No CCV and No customer name. It's of no use whatsoever for online or contactless transactions.

About the only thing it could be good for is some casual analytics.


Comment Re:Well Duh! (Score 1) 127

And it wasn't that either..

It was more like, we "accidentally" found out some information about an employee, can we use it in a disciplinary. - Answer yes.
It sounds like some chat logs or similar were saved on the work PC and came up in an investigation, seems fair enough.

This isn't the mega ruling it seems.


Comment Re:PIC flashers (Score 1) 190

Yes, it is easy now. It used to be harder. The PIC16F84? was the start of it getting easier, but it always used to require some pretty weird voltages. The pin-outs and programming routines were different for each device, so it was a right old mess. The adaptors and so on used to often be the most expensive part of a programmer.. These were essential when it wasn't possible to program in-system. So yes, anyway, it was expensive and a hobby itself to create a programmer.


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