It can be used for other stuff other than advertisement. <snip>: Others use it in order to know when/how/where to run their own ad campaign next.
That's still using it for the purposes of advertising...
And there isn't a single
A bold claim. I've never used it.
You're right. It is worse. With a magstripe, the cost of fraud often gets eaten by the credit card company. With crypto chips, the cost always gets eaten by the vendor because of the presumption that the system is secure.
That's a policy issue, not a technical issue. It's also short lived, very soon all fraud on the magstripe will be eaten by the vendor as incentive to migrate to the chip. If the vendor has a cracked crypto chip reader, well, it's their responsibility to prevent that.
Chip-and-pin is no more secure than magswipes, it contains the same data and can often broadcast the data a 100m around you through RFID activation.
RFID isn't a requirement for chip-based cards. In fact, one of my chipped cards doesn't support RFID. And you're kidding yourself if you think that the cryptographic chip is equivalent to the mag strip.
I'd rather keep my mag swipe, in case it gets compromised or even a problem with the vendor (if they won't do a warranty return), my bank will happily take the charges off the card. Once I've entered a PIN or used any of their stupid 'security measures' (eg. Verified by Visa which is a horribly broken design), they assume I'm to blame for any problem with my card.
You do that. Meanwhile, we don't use the mag strip in Australia, so I'll happily prevent my card from being compatible with the less secure USA methodology.
I've seen people in the theater recording films with their smartphone, and the theater staff do nothing. The way you do this is by making sure that theater tickets assign seats, and have a "snich" app that reports the film, showing and seat of the pirate. eg "2 rows ahead and 4 seats to the right (of me|row)" and thus allow the theater manager to call law enforcement if needed.
And how can you be sure they're actually filming it rather than just obnoxiously holding up their phone (using IM or something) without using the camera?
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