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Understanding Target’s Credit Card Fiasco


Target’s announcement of a credit card breach right before the holidays made the company the butt of late night talk show jokes and the master of the world’s worst timing. Affecting 40 million credit and debit cards (and involving the theft of myriads of PIN numbers), the breach has altered the shopping habits of Americans and has the potential, to …

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EMV: Coming to Your Wallet in 2015 [Infographic]

EMV smart cards have the same dimensions as a standard credit card, but don’t judge a piece of plastic by its size. The EMV cards guarantee a more secure way to shop, greatly reducing the risk of counterfeit and fraud, both in stores and online. Instead of using the standard magnetic stripe, a small microprocessor chip is embedded into the …

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Boku Brings Pay-By-Phone To The Checkout Counter

Boku Brings Pay-By-Phone To The Checkout Counter (via Credit.com) Boku is known for letting consumers pay for online services by adding the charges to their mobile phone bill. Now they are bringing that system to the brick and mortar checkout counter. You will be able to wave your phone over a payment terminal and have the charges appear on your cellphone …

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