[Gllug] OT - chip & pin

Daniel P. Berrange dan at berrange.com
Mon Apr 3 12:10:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:27:45AM +0100, Henrik Morsing wrote:
> Andy Smith said:
> >
> > If you write a sensible letter to the manager of the store
> > explaining this then they may get proepr terminals.
> The terminals are fine. When chip and pin started all Tesco stores I went
> to put the card in the keypad reader, now they've all changed their ways
> and swipe on through the till. Why I do not know.
> Chip & PIN is a good thing btw. But as mentioned earlier something should
> shield the keypad so people behind you can't read your PIN.

It is far from clearcut that chip & PIN is a good thing. This website
put together by a number of prominent security researchers details some
of the issus:


Chip & PIN is *significantly* worse for the consumer when it comes to
dispute resolution. While some aspects are definitely an improvemnt
on signatures, there are a number of problems with chip & pin which
are disadvantageous.

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