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Jonathan Rosenne

Jonathan Rosenne

Chairman at QSM Programming Ltd.
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Bio QSM Programming Ltd. is a software developer specialising in payment switching and financial security software, including applications for HSMs, ATMs and credit cards. Career History I started programming in 1960. My involvement with banking started in the late 1960's. Among other jobs, I was a banking specialist in IBM Israel for 17 years.


Trends in Financial Services

Is the use of PIN for every purchase justified?

13 Oct 2008

Every use of the PIN exposes it, and the exposure has a cost attached. For small value transactions, say less than 50 Pounds, it is probably not economically justified. Moreover, establishements where most of the transactions are low value could probably use much cheaper terminals, that do not have PIN pads at all. No PIN used, no PIN stolen.


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Could EMV have prevented the TJX breach?

08 Sep 2008

I quote from the Boston Globe: "In one of the first interviews by a top TJX executive following a record security breach, vice chairman Donald G. Campbell told the Globe that the US payment system should follow countries in Europe and Asia that have rolled out credit and debit cards embedded with computer chips. If the cards were in use world...



How did they obtain the PINs?

28 Mar 2008

The important issue, in my mind, is how did the fraudsters obtain the ATM PIN codes.


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08 Mar 2008

Diebold is one of the leading vendors of ATMs worldwide, and is now in the news: Whatever the outcome of the current boardroom hassle, it is obvious that things had gone wrong and that the future management of Diebold, whoever they be, will have to reassess the company and its ways. From a ...