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On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:40:33 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>

>In article<>, Bill W
><> wrote:
>> >> >> As someone who has had the same card compromised 4 times in the last
>> >> >> couple of years, I wish everyone would use it. It's tiresome updating
>> >> >> the info for the replacement cards when it's the same account after
>> >> >> all. 
>> >> >
>> >> >it's more tiresome dealing with a compromised card.
>> >> >
>> >> >start using apple pay, and you'll only need to worry about inside leaks.
>> >> 
>> >> I'm sure it's the same with Android Pay,
>> >
>> >close, but not quite. android pay is slightly less secure than apple
>> >pay.
>> But more secure than handing it to the kid at the drive-through window
>> at Jack in the Box.
>or the underpaid waitstaff.
>> I do have to give the CC companies some credit,
>> though: they have some pretty good algorithms for flagging sales. They
>> picked up on sales that seemed perfectly innocuous to even me, and
>> there have been no false positives at all, even for very large
>> charges. 
>buy gas twice in the same day. they love that one.

I've bought gas three times in one day and twice the next day - and
nobody blinked. They probably recognised that each purchase was
several hundred miles from the previous purchase.

>> >with both, the merchant doesn't get your actual card number, so even if
>> >their systems are hacked, your card won't be.
>> >
>> >> but far too few places use it
>> >> around here. It's ridiculous. I can't even threaten to take my
>> >> business elsewhere because elsewhere doesn't have it either. 
>> >
>> >around here, it's nearly everywhere, with restaurants being the big
>> >exception (mostly a cultural issue, not a technical one). some places
>> >say they don't support it, but they do.
>> Yep, big city living. You'd think Las Vegas would be a little further
>> along. 
>they're more further along than you might think. i see a shitload of
>places w/contactless.


Eric Stevens