[Skunkworks] Debit/credit card Pin printing

Peter Karunyu pkarunyu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 12:41:34 EAT 2016


Recently when I went to pick my new ATM card, they inserted it into that
handheld machine you normally see at supermarkets used for paying with
credit card, and asked me to input my PIN of choice.



On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Calvin Omari via skunkworks <
skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:

> Thank you Brian
>
> Regards
> Calvin
>
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:27 PM, Brian Echesa <bechesa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Calvin,
>>
>> They use a dot matrix printer that is  connected to a special device
>> called a HSM
>> <https://www.thales-esecurity.com/products-and-services/products-and-services/hardware-security-modules/payment-hsms/payshield-9000>....
>>   The HSM has an API for creating the pin numbers so when you call the API
>> with correct parameters the HSM printers the pin number on the paper (ATM
>> pin mailer <http://devharshinfotech.com/pin-mailer/>) ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Calvin Omari via skunkworks <
>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Good People,
>>>
>>> I would like to know how banks print their pins for credit or debit
>>> card, the pins that come out with a paper that is sealed and blacked out
>>> from the outside to avoid viewing of the pin,
>>>
>>> I would like to know how this is done whether a special printer/software
>>> or process is used as I would like to implement them in another module (not
>>> debit or credit card, just issuing of PINS to some group of users)
>>>
>>> With Kind Regards
>>>
>>> --
>>> Calvin Omari
>>> ITIL ® Expert, Prince 2 ®, MSP ®
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>>
>> --
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Brian
>>
>>
>
>
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