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online-personalisation of terminals (ATM) (OPT)

Online personalization of terminals (OPT) is a procedure for increasing the security of credit card payments. It is a procedure prescribed by the German Central Credit Committee(ZKA) with which highly sensitive bank and account data for money transfers are secured.

The security procedure standardized by the ZKA for entering sensitive data at ATMs and POS terminals serves to ensure the security of the data entered by the customer and transmitted to the credit institution. In the OPT procedure, the data is encrypted in a triple DES( 3DES) and the messages are secured with a MAC code. This makes it impossible to spy out or manipulate the data. Cryptographic keys can be renewed with the OPT procedure.

To secure the transactions made at the OPT terminal, all transactions are given their own individual identity and a time stamp and stored. This makes it possible to check all activities without gaps at a later date.

Englisch: online-personalisation of terminals (ATM) - OPT
Updated at: 09.09.2020
#Words: 152
Links: procedure, security, account, data, personal operating space (WPAN) (POS)
Translations: DE

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