Pilot undertaking demos bank cards with shifting CVV codes to cease fraud

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US-based PNC Financial institution is in the course of a pilot undertaking that goals to check out bank cards with always altering card verification values (or CVVs) to scale back on-line bank card fraud. The dynamic CVV is displayed on the again of such a card in e-ink, and modifications in accordance with an algorithm provided by Visa.

Bank card fraud has lengthy been an issue within the US. To cease thieves from re-using bank card numbers in brick-and-mortar shops, the US has been shifting to chip-based credit score and debit playing cards, which create a singular code for every transaction (though this transition to chip playing cards has been much less profitable than was hoped). However on-line bank card fraud is one other beast. As soon as a fraudster has stolen a bank card quantity, they typically can use the static quantity to make on-line purchases with out being thwarted by chip issues.

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