Re: ID Cards - The Government Position
Roland Perry <lists@...
2004-12-01 07:44:15 GMT
Peter Mitchell <andromeda@...> writes
>>> >Lets face facts here - if the banks were really that bothered about
>>> CC and debit card fraud, they would be taking measures to combat it
>>> C&P and the Check digits on the signature strip are illusions, then?
>> Unfortunately C&P is no illusion. As predicted, the terminals are crap -
>> such shields as are supplied are useless, everyone seems to have their
>> own pattern so you can't tell if a terminal is genuine, every terminal
>> I've seen so far has been covered by a CCTV.
>The worst I've seen so far are in Halfords, they are completely unshielded
>in any way. Asda are nearly as bad, and they don't like you insisting on a
So, we are all agreed
The banks *are* taking measures to combat fraud, but several people
think that the measures should be better. Recent APACS advice on use of
the terminals (which would get over several of the objections, including
the strain gauges) is to pick them up if on a curly cord, and to use
your body to shield the view from others nearby.