Nice innovation. But is it safe?
Visa payment system announced the upcoming increase of the maximum amount of purchases on cards without the need to enter a PIN in Russia. Since mid-April, the Russians will be able to pay for purchases without entering a PIN code worth up to three thousand rubles. The increase will be three times the current maximum payment amount is one thousand rubles.
Visa notified about innovation all the largest Russian banks. The change is due to the desire to give the Russians the ability to make purchases more conveniently. The current limit purchases without entering the PIN-code is considered obsolete, as it was installed when contactless payments were still a novelty.
Despite the convenience of innovation, it will negatively affect security, says a leading anti-virus expert “Kaspersky Lab” Sergey Golovanov. According to him, due to the increase in the limit there is a risk of increased fraudulent cases related to the theft of Bank cards of Russians.
In the leading Russian banks increase the limit greater risk is not known.