MasterCard Product Security Advancements

Staying Secure Means Staying Up-To-Date

MASTERCARD PAYPASS

MasterCard PayPass adds an embedded radio frequency chip and antenna to MasterCard cards or new contactless devices. With MasterCard PayPass, consumers speed through check-out with a simple tap, rather than a swipe or a dip of their card. When combined with the MasterCard QPS program, no signature is necessary for many purchases up to $50*, so consumers just Tap & Go™! As MasterCard PayPass cards and devices never leave their hands, consumers have an added sense of security; encryption technology delivers another layer of security to make this fast and convenient payment a safe option as well.

*Signature is not required for purchases US$50 or below at participating locations. PIN may be required for debit transactions.

CHIP TECHNOLOGY

Payment cards containing chips are more powerful than traditional magnetic stripe cards because they contain tiny computers that make transactions safer. Chip technology also reduces the incidence of fraud by making cards more difficult to counterfeit. Although chip technology is widely used in some areas of the world, it is still emerging in other areas.

INTERNET PROTOCOLS (IP) AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

IP communications and wireless technologies are revolutionizing the point of sale (POS). They provide fast, flexible and low cost solutions to connect stand alone POS terminals to networks and acquirers. However IP enabled or wireless enabled stand alone POS terminals are exposed to the attacks perpetrated by the same hackers that plague the Internet.

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