Originally Posted by teejayevans
.... lo and behold they still have my credit card info!! You can protect you CC all you want, but
when stores save the information, its like a candy store to hackers and
crooked employees. Needless to say, I don't buy online from Walmart
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong here, but I don't think walmart *ever* actually had your credit card info stored away. What they have stored is a number 'key' that, when combined with another number 'key' stored in a 'cookie' on your computer, will recreate the CC number.
The key they have is meaningless until you log onto their site from your computer. It is like having one piece to a puzzle.
I worry much more about giving the CC to the server at a restaurant. They can take it and use that high tech device known as a pencil, and store your CC# permanently.