Tag: Credit Cards


Common payment processing protocols found to be full of flaws

December 29, 2015

Via: ArsTechnica

Credit card users could have their PINs stolen, and merchants could have their bank accounts pillaged, in a set of attacks demonstrated by researchers Karsten Nohl and Fabian Bräunlein at the Chaos Computing Club security conference. Much research has been […]


Chip-based credit cards are old news; why is the US only rolling them out now?

November 27, 2015

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, mobile payments company Square announced that it is finally launching its long-awaited card reader that will accept payments from cards with an embedded chip or a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip. Currently, US consumers primarily rely on […]


U.S. is still tiptoeing toward EMV credit cards

November 24, 2015

Via: CIO

Isn’t it wonderful? Now that October is behind us, all our credit card security problems have been solved! But wait — why did I get a call from one of my credit card companies informing me that my account had […]


9 security gadgets for mobile devices

March 27, 2015

Via: itCurated

Nowadays, when it seems like every week brings news of a new security breach, it seems appropriate to modernize an old saw by saying: You can never be too rich, too thin — or too secure. Most of these security […]