Re: Chip & PIN
What ? You guyz do not have chip & PIN - wow, amazing !
Of course, chip and pin do not alleviate the problem completely, they just make it that little harder for the villans and should have been made compulsory back in the 80's. Every time I am in the US, I always fear for my card details, I know I can only trust ATM's inside banks and even then.... I always hide the keyboard when I type ... my bank does call me when something fishy happens ... somebody tried to use my "card" to buy $800 dollars worth of clothes in Dallas, when I was in the UK at the time ... canceled card etc - nice when you are abroad.
The other problem being wide-spread use of Windows-based POS software. It would help a lot if you had different OS' out there - the guyz would first have to find out which OS ... with Windows they know the barn door is wide open and tools are readily available. They should probably use openBSD or QNX, but hell, what do you think natural born window cleaners know about IT.