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Credit Card Security

Gerry Smith

Why Credit Card Companies Couldn't Stop Hacks At Target And Home Depot

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology

While public outrage over recent data breaches has focused mostly on the retailers that were hacked, several security experts say the credit card indu...

5 Tech Companies Making Credit Cards Safer

Betterment.com | Posted 10.09.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Home Depot. Target. DSW. Neiman Marcus. TJ Maxx. What do these companies have in common? They have all suffered massive credit card breaches in recent years and, unfortunately, they are not the only ones.

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.

What The Target Hack Says About Our Credit Card System

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at...

What I Wish Someone Told Me About Having A Credit Card

| Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen

By Zhanna Raymond This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Represe...

Underground Forums Selling Stolen Credit Cards

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.28.2012 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

"Carders" are the people who buy, sell, and trade stolen credit card data online. They rely on a variety of techniques to obtain it.

Chase Debit Card Wants Customers To Hit 'Credit' To Raise Own Profits

American Banker Article | Sara Lepro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has taken an out-of-the-ordinary approach to encourage customers to use their signature rather than their PIN when making debit c...

Credit Card Firms' Weak Security Enables Hackers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Every time you swipe your credit card and wait for the transaction to be approved, sensitive data including your name and account number are ferried f...