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magnetic stripe

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(Electronics) (across the back of various types of cheque card, credit card, etc) a dark stripe of magnetic material consisting of several tracks onto which information may be coded and which may be read or written to electronically
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Noun1.magnetic stripe - a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit cardmagnetic stripe - a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.
mag tape, magnetic tape, tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic - a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?"
debit card - a card (usually plastic) that enables the holder to withdraw money or to have the cost of purchases charged directly to the holder's bank account
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Smart cards will look relatively the same as your current debit or credit card and will have a chip embedded in the front of them, they will also still have the magnetic strip on the back.
Even after the transition to chip cards, Walgreens stores will continue to accept older magnetic strip swipe cards as well as chip-and-pin and chip-and-signature cards.
Standard styles include side-entry flexible with a magnetic strip, semi-rigid with a magnetic strip, and 2" x 6" with a full magnetic back and others.
For example, an attack against an e-commerce website may yield a credit card number and the card's expiration date — information that can only be used in so-called card-not-present fraud, such as buying goods on a website that never sees the physical card or its magnetic strip.
Upgrading the DTC 4000 is simple, allowing consumers to convert to two-sided card printing, smart cards and magnetic strip encoding capabilities.
Nearly 40% of people there fell victim to card fraud at least once last year - mainly by having their card's magnetic strip cloned.
One in five victims of card fraud said they had the magnetic strip on their card cloned at an ATM.
ATM network Link said criminals attached a skimming device to the card entry slot on the machine, enabling them to copy all of the information held on a card's magnetic strip.
Stick a self-adhesive magnetic strip to the back of each picture strip.
The system also offers magnetic strip encoding, bar coding, contact and contact less encoding for smart cards, reading proximity cards, and HID cards.
The system also offers magnetic strip encoding, barcoding, contact, and contactless encoding for smart cards, reading proximity cards, and HID cards.
Such barcodes "must fully replace magnetic strip boarding passes now being used at airports.