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Anonymized Credit Card Data Really Isn't Very Anonymous

Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy, even when your details are removed. » 1/30/15 4:45am 1/30/15 4:45am

Confirmed: Up to 1.5 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Massive Hack

Following rumors over the weekend, Global Payments—a massive international credit-card processor—has confirmed that it suffered a massive security breach. Hackers managed to acquire customer information from up to 1.5 million accounts across North America. As far as we know, every major credit card provider is… » 4/02/12 3:51am 4/02/12 3:51am

MythBusters Was Banned from Talking About RFID Chips Because Credit Card Companies Are Little Weenies

RFID chips are super cool because those little buggers can beam things wirelessly. The guys at Mythbusters totally thought so too and wanted to make an episode about how trackable and hackable RFID chips were. Sounds amazing! Everyone would've learned more about the technology that's invisibly invading our lines.… » 2/03/12 5:40pm 2/03/12 5:40pm

Hackers Stealing $3 Million from Subway Means You Should Probably Pay with Cash

If you've eaten at a Subway recently, there's a slight chance that you might've got your credit card information stolen. Okay probably not! But a group of Romanian hackers have managed to hack into Subway cash registers and have been logging down all sorts of customer info since 2008. » 12/21/11 7:20pm 12/21/11 7:20pm