Blog Posts Tagged with "Debit Cards"

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How EMV Impacts International Travel

August 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you have plans to travel internationally this summer, you may have problems using your U.S. magnetic stripe card abroad, as many other countries, particularly in Europe, have made the EMV card the new standard. The Smartcard Alliance explains...

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Underground Financial Networks

June 26, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

Greendot and other Reloadable debit cards are not a safe means of conducting anonymous financial transfer. The financial networks created by these cards are very prone to network analysis. There is an unacceptable amount of cross network contamination for vendors...

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Super Security Guy

April 25, 2012 Added by:Wayde York

While I was talking to the bank operator, I tried to login to my account and when I put in the username/password, I couldn’t get in. The bad guys had changed my login, or so I thought. Red lights were flashing and the bulk of my security expertise poured in to the rescue...

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Financial Institutions – Your Time is Coming

April 04, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Most financial institutions purchase their software applications from third party development firms. With all of the regulatory changes going on in the financial institution industry, these software firms have been focused on those regulatory changes and not PCI compliance...

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Banks and Credit Card Issuers Move Toward Chip and PIN

December 20, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Credit cards that incorporate an embedded microprocessor chip are far more secure than any other form of credit card currently available, including the standard magnetic striped cards that are all too easy to skim at ATMs and point of sale terminals...

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Restaurant Depot Customers Alerted of Data Breach

December 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Trustwave found that that the thieves inserted malicious software or 'malware' into the credit and debit card processing systems used in Restaurant Depot stores. The malware collected card information as it was processed, stored it temporarily, and then sent it to a computer server in Russia..."

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Nearly 80% of Retailers' Data at High Risk

November 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Now, after five years of pushing standards out to merchants and retailers, a Verizon study has found that 79% of retailers are noncompliant. No matter how you slice it, retailers are a target and must employ multiple layers of fraud protection to thwart cyber criminals...

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Here's a Tip for Your Waitress: Don't Rip Me Off

August 19, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

A Florida waitress used a skimmer to steal their credit card information, make new cards and rack up thousands of dollars in charges at Radio Shack and Walmart—all on their dime. The 25-year-old told authorities she targeted customers who she thought treated her poorly by running her around...

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Have I Been Skimmed???

July 19, 2011 Added by:Anup Shetty

Hardware tampering on handhelds are tough to crack unless multiple cases lead to the fraudsters. Awareness and regular tracking one's card accounts leads to detection. The next time you swipe your card at a tacky joint that, be sure to be more vigilant on your account...

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Authorities Arrest 61 in Global ATM Skimming Ring

July 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"What stands out to me is that they arrested 61 people and they anticipate more. I think it just shows how pervasive these skimming rings are. This isn't a couple of smart teenage hackers operating locally, but a globally organized operation..."

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ATM Scammers’ New Tactic: Glue

June 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

"Customers have already punched in their PINs when they realize the keypad buttons are stuck. The unwitting customers either do not know that they can use the ATM touch screen to finish their transaction, or become nervous when the keypad isn’t working and react by leaving the ATM..."

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Flash Attacks: Big Money for Payment Card Scammers

January 15, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The latest ATM scam is so brilliantly simple, it’s hard to believe that it actually works. Apparently, banks’ fraud detection systems are unable to flag nearly simultaneous transactions from the same account. This leaves bank customers vulnerable to what’s been termed a flash attack...

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Seven Tips for Better Credit Card Security

November 24, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Every time you use a credit or debit card you increase the chances of that card number being used fraudulently. Cards can be skimmed and hacked in a number of different ways. Whenever you hand your card to a salesperson or waiter, watch where your card is taken and what is done with it...

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