Fancy-pants, super-secure debit cards are coming

23 November 2011

Here at Bitterwallet, we’re always on the lookout for enormous boons, and here comes an enormous boom right now if you’re a fan of increased debit and credit card security (and let’s face it, who isn’t?).

It’s the newest technology in the aforementioned cards, and is currently sweeping the Far East, with the rest of the world expected to follow at an appropriate time. The card comes equipped with its own dongle (yes, dongle!) and its own e-paper display, on which a security PIN is displayed when a button is pressed on the back of the card.

It’s similar to those annoying number-generating gizmos that we have to carry around with us if we ever want to do any online banking while on the move. But hopefully it should be far less annoying. The batteries in them last for three years, and we predict they’ll hit the UK on 10th May 2012. Total guess – we could be wrong.

[Red Ferret]

TOPICS:   Privacy   Credit Cards   Banking


  • Tim
    So if these eliminate the need to have the separate PIN device for your bank account, then that's surely less security. Before the thief needed to have your credit card, know your PIN and have a reader. Now they just need the card and PIN.
  • Tom
    If you're a thief you'd have a reader.
  • Tam
    This is just replacing the security code on the back with a number that changes, so that all your card details can't be grabbed by a dodgy site. You'll still have a separate PIN to use the card in shops. And there's no dongle, BW, that's a reference to the kind of tech that's built into the card.
  • Sicknote
    I don't really give a toss about the tech in the card - I just want to know that I can scrape ice off the car windscreen this winter with it.
  • David F.
    Since, identity theft is major problem so this is going to be secure options for financial transaction thats why , is currently sweeping the Far East, with the rest of the world .

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