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04/24 - Money Monday!

Discussion in 'Daily mTurk HITs Threads' started by TissueHime, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. ThisPoorGuy

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    Apple Pay (and the other phone based payment systems) are actually more secure than swiping your card. It's called tokenization. The data that gets transmitted via your phone to the point of sale terminal isn't actually your credit card number. When you put your card in Apple Pay it generates a series of random numbers that are unique to that card. That info goes to your bank as well and the only two places it exists is burned into your phone (in the same place that stores your TouchID fingerprint, so highly secured) and at your bank.

    So when you make a transaction it sends this unique number to the point of sale terminal who then sends it to the bank and they go "yup, xg844hah34 (the data is actually much longer) is Joe's visa, charge it!". If somebody hacks the point of sale system, all they get is a useless random number which they can't actually use for anything else.
     
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  2. ThisPoorGuy

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    Oh, also Good morning!

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  5. Girl Polar Bear

    Girl Polar Bear Queen of the North

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    Yey for Yerin Park.
     
  6. turks24

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    Scientific argument never defeats :tinfoil: rationale

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    Anyone get any JLos?
     
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    Yup, 4 of them.
     
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    Shh, you'll spook them from coming out of hiding.
     
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    What about password managers? Are those more or less secure than other options
     
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  14. ThisPoorGuy

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    Oh I know. This is why I'm surprised humans have managed to get to this point without blowing each other up entirely.

    SHHHHHHHHH! Ixnay on the ojlay!
     
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  15. SamAnt

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    On top of that there are some credit card companies that will send Apple Pay/Samung Pay/ Etc. your new card number right away if your actual card is compromised. That way you'll still be able to pay for stuff using the payment service right away without having to wait for the new physical card to show up.
     
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  16. humbleturker

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    What you need is the real Apple Pay.

     
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    I may actually start using it now. My husband uses Samsung pay all the time, but I've always been skittish of it.
     
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  19. ThisPoorGuy

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    Another fun advantage is because they don't have your actual credit card number/name/whatever, retailers have a much harder time tracking your sales data (which is why a lot of them didn't like apple pay and tried to start their own deal)
     
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    Thanks for the info. I didn't know how that services worked. Even though is secured and all, I just don't feel comfortable. I know that I may sound like a tin foiler but the things that I've seen on the internet have made me very wary of what I put into my phone. Just my personal preference.
    I'll push you off the edge of this flat world for sure. Meet me at N24 56 41.4 E45 59 32.1.
     
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