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‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

by Peter Sayer, ComputerWorld

Armed with a card number, researchers tricked websites into helping them guess the expiry date and CVV

Add credit card fraud to the list of things that distributed processing can speed up.

An e-commerce site will typically block a credit card number after 10 or 20 failed attempts to enter the corresponding expiry date and CVV (card verification value), making life difficult for fraudsters who don’t have a full set of credentials. Continue reading ‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details