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Giant credit card hack hits Arby’s because nothing is sacred anymore

February 9th, 2017

According to a report from respected security journalist Brian Krebs, hundreds of Arby’s stores have had their payment systems hacked, compromising the credit cards of hundreds of thousands of customers. Although the hack is far from the largest we’ve seen in recent years, the number of credit cards stolen — and the fact that it was …

Credit Card Skimmer Installation Video

Watch a hacker install a credit card skimmer in under 3 seconds

March 16th, 2016

One way that hackers steal unsuspecting consumers’ financial data is by installing skimmer devices on ATMs and payment terminals that record and store all credit card information for the hackers to use at a later date. A video released by the Miami Beach Police this week shows just how shockingly easy it is to install such a device …

Credit Cards EMV Rollout October 1st

Credit cards change forever starting today – here’s what you need to know

October 1st, 2015

Whether you know it or not, today marks the start of an important new era for credit cards, which are beginning an official transition to EMV technology this month. For those of you who haven’t heard, newly issued cards will now use microchips installed on the front of cards to register payments with stores instead of …

Credit Cards EMV Transition Guide

Credit cards will change forever starting next month: What you need to know

September 18th, 2015

You may not realize it, but the beginning of the end of traditional credit cards is near. Business Insider has put together a massive guide about credit cards’ shift to EMV technology starting next month and what it means for everyday credit card users. Let’s go through some of the most important points below.

Best Airline Credit Card Offers 2015

The Best Credit Card Offers of 2015: Airlines

June 17th, 2015

If you’re someone who likes to travel a lot, you’ll probably want a good credit card that gives perks to frequent fliers. There are a lot of these out there, however, which is why we’re glad to see that both The Points Guy and NerdWallet have gone through them all to give us the best airline-related credit …

Visa drops Global Payments following theft of 1.5 million card numbers

April 2nd, 2012

Following a massive security breach, Visa has dropped Global Payments from its registry of providers that meet data security standards, The Associated Press reported on Monday. Global Payments CEO Paul Garcia said that the company will continue to process Visa transactions, however being dropped from the registry “could give our partners some pause that they’re …

Hackers steal 1.5 million card numbers in huge MasterCard, Visa breach

April 2nd, 2012

Hackers stole credit card numbers belonging to as many as 1.5 million MasterCard and Visa customers, Global Payments, Inc. confirmed on Sunday. The international credit card processor was blocked by Visa after it reported the possibility of a major security breach on Friday. The company did not indicate how the hackers gained access to its …

Apple taking NFC payments mainstream with iPhone 5

January 31st, 2012

Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard’s head of emerging payments, sat down with Austin Carr of Fast Company to discuss the future of credit cards. “We’re rapidly moving to a world beyond plastic,” said McLaughlin. “In many ways, plastic is just convenient packaging.” The future of on-the-go payments may lie in the hands of near-field communication but unfortunately, …