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PIN (&Chip) or signature - beating or cheating?

Cvrček Daniel, Matyáš Václav,

Klíčové slova


Many discussions of the ongoing introduction of the Chip \& PIN ``technology'' for purchase authorisation -- and hopefully also authorised cardholder authentication -- end up with a declaration that the new means obviously are -- or are not -- easier to circumvent for an opportunistic thief. We see this opportunistic thief as an individual or a small group of loosely organised individuals that do not have any special hardware for card analysis, cloning, etc. And it is the opportunistic thief where we focus in the experiment proposed farther below.<br> <br>