Attrahent implements 3-D Secure
Attrahent's secure credit card payment facility was recently upgraded to include support for 3-D Secure. This is an added layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions and is a VISA and Mastercard initiative to reduce online credit card transaction fraud. Many issuing banks are now forcing their cardholders to register for this service.
When a purchase is made online, the cardholder will be re-directed from the secure payment page, to the cardholder’s bank Secure Code and Verified by Visa authentication page. Here the cardholder will be required to key in his/her authentication details (eg secret PIN code). The Issuing Bank validates this code after which the transaction is passed on for authorization.