Post Tagged with: "credit card security"

Carders Cashing Out on Magstrip Cards

Carders Cashing Out on Magstrip Cards

by June 30, 2016 at 11:28 am 1 comment

Two thousand credit card payment terminals stand to become infected with malware called Trinity point of sales. Ten million credit cards were stolen by hackers, called Fin6, who may end up scoring $400 million. The cards were stolen from retail and hospitality businesses. If each card sells for $21 onRead More

Gemalto’s ‘EMV For a Week Challenge’ Starts Now!

Gemalto’s ‘EMV For a Week Challenge’ Starts Now!

by February 15, 2016 at 9:22 am 1 comment

As part of Gemalto’s #ChipAwayAtFraud campaign, I’m being tasked with numerous tasks, some tacky, some essential to living. Gemalto, one of the world’s leaders in digital security, wants a real-world take on the EMV card experience. Which includes the security benefits EMV cards presents. You know EMV; it’s the “chip”Read More

Credit Card Fraud Security Bleak

Credit Card Fraud Security Bleak

by April 7, 2014 at 11:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. is no superpower when it comes to card payments, but rather is the card-hacking headquarters of the world. Don’t count on credit card fraud going away too soon. After all, Americans practically sleep, eat and breathe credit card use. And it’s those doggone magnetic strips on the cardsRead More

Amex Shows the Dark Side of Security Hype, Just in Time for Christmas

Amex Shows the Dark Side of Security Hype, Just in Time for Christmas

by December 24, 2013 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The recent Target credit card scandal has colored last-minute Christmas shopping with fear — fear of security breaches and lackluster controls and privacy. No doubt, American Express should add to that fear. The federal government today slapped American Express — officially the company’s American Express Centurion Bank — with more thanRead More