"James A. Donald" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> The call-the-customer-and-reissue mechanism is a
>> mediocre solution to the fraud problem, but it is the
>> one we have these days.
> Why is it a mediocre solution?
> The credit card number is a widely shared secret.  It
> has been known for centuries that widely shared secrets
> have a short life expectancy and should be frequently
> re-issued.
> The only better solution is unshared secrets.  Is that
> what you had in mind?

Naturally. However, given what we have now, reissue is the only
reasonable option.

Perry E. Metzger                [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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