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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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It's a one- time use online card with no physical existence It's like an add- on card issued on the user's primary debit or credit card It can be used only for online transactions/ payments The amount pre- loaded is at the discretion of the card holder There is no usage fee All banks offer this facility free of charge On creation of a virtual card, the user is provided with a card number, CVV number and expiry date If the account holder has a VISA card, the virtual card will also be VISA.
Once installed, hackers can ex execute another malware in the hacked system that steals payment cards data including card holders name, CVV number, account number, etc from POS systems.
The two crooks were found at the address along with what officers called a "vast amount of personal details" including bank cards with the full 16-digit number, expiry date and CVV number plus home addresses of the owners.
Earlier this year RBI sought to make 'card not present' transactions more secure by insisting that banks ask for an additional password in addition to the credit card number and the CVV number printed on the back of the card.
However, according to Snopes, the tool doesn't let the thief steal the CVV number, reports the Discovery News.
Your card number, its expiry date and the CVV number can be easily stolen at petrol pumps, restaurants, shops and the like where the swiping machine is not in plain sight.