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Rating the payment options

Kenneth van Wyk | Feb. 27, 2015
How does the security of 3 mag-stripe credit card alternatives stack up?

But all of that is the story in the U.S. Google Wallet and Apple Pay are sort of the converse of EMV: supported in the U.S. to some extent but virtually nonexistent elsewhere.

None of these options is perfectly secure. But all of them are more secure than magnetic-stripe cards. As far as I'm concerned, the only reason to stick with mag-stripe is to do business with a merchant that only supports payment technology that predates the Watergate scandal.


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