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Paying securely with your credit cards

Increas­ingly, credit card trans­ac­tions are ver­i­fied using so-called secu­rity codes. Yet despite – or even because of – this appar­ently pos­i­tive devel­op­ment from a tech­nical point of view, cau­tion is still called for when using your credit cards.

As revealed by an SRF report last week, ille­git­i­mate credit card trans­ac­tions, if ver­i­fied by a secu­rity code, are usu­ally not reim­bursed by finan­cial institutions.

You should there­fore ensure that crim­i­nals are pre­vented from bypassing two-factor authen­tifi­ca­tion or are unable to get their hands on your credit card details in the first place.

  • Stay alert and don’t fall for faked web­sites or phishing attempts, since these can also be used to cap­ture credit card details and secu­rity codes.
  • Keep your devices up-to-date, so that crim­i­nals cannot hack and read out any secu­rity codes.
  • Some finan­cial insti­tu­tions offer the option of using so-called vir­tual dis­pos­able credit cards. These can remedy the sit­u­a­tion, since they are only valid for a single trans­ac­tion each time and cannot there­fore be abused afterwards.

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