Verified by Visa

Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode: or, How Not to Design Authentication. [via]

This is a very interesting paper; it confirms most of the basic misgivings I’ve had about the 3D Secure model of online card approval. (Basically: it’s not that it’s inherently not very secure, although it is, it’s that it encourages people to be overly trusting of weird middleman attempts to get financial information. I mean… a frame pops up, which shows no obvious signs of whether or not it’s secure, coming from a domain which has no obvious connection to the card provider, registered in another country…)

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