thorsten_iceland - 7:15 pm on Dec 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
enigma1, sir, I should have said snap, because I didn't read the time stamp.
At least MasterCard have come clean quickly about what has been going on, that is to their credit.
But we can expect a lot of breathless misunderstandings from the worldwide press in the coming hours, not understanding that 3D Secure is an additional authentication layer on top of the card-not-present authorisation system for credit cards.
Problem is, there are a number of debit cards issued that will only work if SecureCode (3D Secure) is working and available.