Cash is king

I’ve always been suspicious of Chip & Pin (see here), which is why I pay cash wherever possible – especially petrol stations, off-licenses, corner shops and supermarkets.

Here’s why you should do the same.

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Experts at Cambridge University believe the system is "broken" after they tricked it into accepting transactions without using a valid personal identification number.

They say the flaw is so fundamental it threatens to undermine the entire security of the system.

Now the consumer association Which? has joined them in calling for an investigation and any subsequent overhaul to protect millions of people from fraud.

"We want the banks to look into these potential flaws because we have had many examples where the banks have said a pin was used and the customer said it hasn’t," said Cathy Neal, a senior researcher at Which? Money.

Another crock of technological shite falls apart, having been concocted by a committee of fuckwits, driven by ignorant bean-counters.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

2 Responses to Cash is king

  1. “Another crock of technological shite falls apart, having been concocted by a committee of fuckwits, driven by ignorant bean-counters.”

    Indeed – the whole thing was always just another useless piece of security theatre, done on the cheap because doing it properly would have cost a couple of quid more.

  2. wh00ps says:

    I never trusted it either. I sometimes work a till, and the first thing you did under the old system was look at the card. You know, to see if it’s mister or missus?

    With chip & pin, you’re not even supposed to TOUCH the card. Not to mention that remembering 4 numbers is much easier than forging a signature…

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