Reply to post: Re: Curious

It's all very well hacking ISIS, Barry, but what about your ISA?

Aodhhan

Re: Curious

If the card is purely pin and chip it is more difficult to use fraudulently; however, in the USA where the infrastructure doesn't fully support reading the chip, many of the cards are hybrid. They have both the chip as well as the magnetic stripe on the back. This is scheduled to continue until 2018.

Also remember, a chip on the card doesn't prevent the card from being used fraudulently for online purchases.

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