Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Authentication is the process of assuring that a credit card transaction has been initiated by an authorized user of that card. From the merchant’s point of view, authentication means getting the right information from the consumer, and having it verified by the transaction network. In recent years, authentication has been stepped up by means including security codes on credit cards.
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