Pins are card security's Achilles heel

Tuesday, 4 April 2006, 12:29 AM EST

Last year's 600,000 debit card breach in the US revealed that hackers had easily obtained the cards' magnetic strips, Pins and encryption keys.

Current rules governing the security of transactions require that retailers immediately erase and/or encrypt transaction data at the point of sale when the transaction has been completed.

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