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Re: Card Not Present, was Re: FW: comments

Ed Gerck <egerck@laser.cps.softex.br> writes:

> On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> >The merchant is not expected to have expertise in checking signatures
> >but if a question arises they had better have the signed reciept if they
> >want to be paid.
> >
> And which must reasonably resemble the signature specimen in the
> card.
This is clearly false, since the merchant doesn't have the
card and there's no way for the Issuer to know what's on the
card. And in the case of unauthorized use, with high probability
the card is no longer in the hands of the authorized user,
so there's no way to enforce this check.


[Eric Rescorla                             Terisa Systems, Inc.]
		"Put it in the top slot."

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