LifeinAsia - 7:18 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
It is absurd to think that it is not safe for a merchant to have access to CC info.
I disagree- I think it absurd to think it IS safe for a merchant to view the entire CC number, especially if it is a small businesses. While I may trust the business owner, I don't necessarily trust his soon to be disgruntled ex-employee who knows that the boss's password is "Password1" on all his online accounts. Nor do I trust that a small business owner has the resources to guarantee that his computer (as well as his entire office LAN, which includes the minimum wage data entry clerk who just has to download all the coolest new programs) is 100% free of viruses, key loggers, or other spyware that can grab his password and provide it to any number of hackers worldwide.