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A Finextra member 13 January, 2014, 19:11Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I agree 100% Alex. Payment industry players are too complacent in believing themselves and convincing others that their components and systems are very secure and then these things happen right under their noses. POS terminal is one classic example ... despite of the assurances it gets hacked inevitably

I firmly believe that the card Issuers should not trust POS devices nor even Acquirer systems ... thay must ensure that the cardholder data is ONLY KNOWN to their end systems along the payment rails (i.e. EMV or contactless compliant chip application of course and the Issuer Host). Nothing in between should be allowed to see the real PAN data, but the data that looks and feels like PAN, so that the Merchant and Acquirers systems still continue to function normally.

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