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EMV Online Security

December 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

If you are familiar with magnetic stripe card processing, you may not be aware that the online processing of an EMV “Chip and PIN” card allows the authenticity of a payment card to be verified, in addition to checking whether there are sufficient funds available for the payment. An EMV card generates a unique “Authorisation […]

EMV Approval Expiry

December 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

This year, for the first time, EMVCo have implemented a policy of revoking all EMV Level 2 letters of approval that are more than 3 years old. Although EMVCo offer the option to renew an existing EMV Kernel approval by submitting it for retesting, the fact that they regularly issue specification update bulletins effectively means […]