Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 27, 2015

Retailers Disable Chip Card Readers During Holidays For Being Too Slow

Another tale of convenience over security. This is literally an anecdote that singles out a particular store, but I’m sure many other vendors were guilty of this.

آ…retailers are reacting to shoppers’ sentiments. One in five consumers names transaction time as their biggest concern when using an EMV-enabled credit or debit card, according to a recent survey by point-of-sale firm Harbortouch. It takes about seven to 10 seconds to process a chip card at the register versus two to three seconds to process a swipe. "