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© 1994-2012 EMVCo, LLC (“EMVCo”). All rights reserved. Any and all uses of the EMV Specifications (“Materials”)shall be permitted only pursuant to the terms and conditions of the license agreement between the user and EMVCo found at http://www.emvco.com/ .
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Specification Bulletin No. 103 First Edition April 2012 
Unpredictable Number generation 
This specification update removes a statement from Book 4 regarding payment system specifications for Terminal UNs and advises terminal vendors of extended lab testing of UNs during type approval.Effective Dates 
The effective date is immediate.
This Specification Bulletin applies to:
 EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems Version 4.3 Book 4Cardholder, Attendant and Acquirer Interface Requirements
Related Documents 
This bulletin removes a statement from Book 4 regarding payment system requirements for TerminalUnpredictable Numbers (UNs) and provides notice to terminal vendors of extended UN testing duringType Approval.
Ideally the Unpredictable Number generated by a terminal should (as noted in Specification UpdateBulletin 50) be truly unpredictable even given access to all previous such numbers generated by theterminal and it should be infeasible for an attacker to control the next Unpredictable Number that theterminal generates.
Specification Change Notice 
Please remove the sentence
 An unpredictable number shall be generated in accordance with an individual payment system‘sspecifications.
from the end of the first paragraph of Section 6.5.6 of Book 4.

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