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America's Transition to Chip-Enabled Credit Cards

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.30.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

As the October 2015 deadline quickly approaches for the shift from magnetic strip cards to the new chip-enabled cards, there is some confusion about how the transition will affect consumers.

5 Best EMV Chip Cards For Your Summer Travel Plans | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money

Whether you're planning a European vacation this summer or just looking for a great travel card that also has the EMV technology, we've detailed five of the best travel rewards credit cards.

Should We Kill the Social Security Number?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

The Anthem breach alone exposed 80 million Social Security numbers, and then was quickly followed by the Premera breach that exposed yet another 11 million Americans' SSNs. The question now: Why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers?

Credit Cards Need Chip and PIN Protection

Steve Pociask | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Steve Pociask

I agree with some of the new federal initiatives to prevent identity theft and protect consumers' privacy. But they can only do so much. The pressure is now on financial institutions to provide the most secure technology available.

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

Adam Levin | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Whether the hackers banked a false sense of security at the institutional level, knowing that the protocols might be deemed an unnecessary expense, or the recent attacks are merely part of the chip card learning curve, this latest technology is only as good as its implementation.

Payments 101: How to Make Shopping More Secure

Joe Ross | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There's a movement happening in the payments world. With so many retailer data breaches in the past year, consumers, financial institutions, retailers and security professionals are wondering, plain and simple: how can we make shopping more secure?

Magnetic Stripes, Chip-and-PIN and Chip-and-Signature: What You Need to Know

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Eric Adamowsky

In the aftermath of a security breach at Target that compromised more than 40 million credit and debit cards and an attack on Neiman Marcus that affected 1.1 million cards, banks, credit card providers and merchants have renewed efforts to protect payment information.