Turns Out Apple Pay Can't Solve Credit Card Fraud

Among other things, Apple's Second Coming of the Mobile Payment Solution was meant to fix our broke-ass credit card security system. Only, according to (unconfirmed) reports, it's doing exactly the opposite. » 1/26/15 9:00pm 1/26/15 9:00pm

All the Stores and Banks Where You Can Actually Use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been around for a few months now, and in that time, it has expanded quite a bit. AppAdvice just updated their list of banks and stores that accept Apple Pay, so if you've been holding out for a particular store, it might be worth another look. » 1/20/15 6:07pm 1/20/15 6:07pm

Report: A Flaw In Visa's Contactless Card Lets Anyone Charge It $999,999

Contactless credit cards are a hit in the UK. But a British research team has revealed a serious security flaw that allows anyone to charge up to $999,999.99 in foreign currency to a nearby card, even while it's still in a wallet or purse. » 11/03/14 9:55am 11/03/14 9:55am

This Supercard Wants to Replace All of Your Credit Cards and Then Some

Remember Coin, the card that promised to put all your credit cards on one handy chunk of plastic, and then suffered from substantial setbacks that may make it useless by the time it comes out? Well now it has a competitor. This is Plastc, another upcoming supercard with some seriously big promises that will be even… » 10/07/14 9:31am 10/07/14 9:31am

The Clever Chunks of Code That Steal Millions of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing all our numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple. » 10/01/14 10:16am 10/01/14 10:16am

Report: Home Depot Ignored Warnings About Credit Card Hacking Since 2008

Home Depot is reeling after it confirmed this week that 56 million credit card users' data was stolen from its payment database. Now, The New York Times says the home improvement store ignored security warnings from its own computer experts for the past six years. Yeesh. » 9/20/14 3:03pm 9/20/14 3:03pm

Home Depot Confirms 56 Million Cards Hit By Hack

Home Depot has confirmed that 56 million cards were compromised in a major security breach between April and September of this year. The breach affected customers in the United States and Canada. » 9/18/14 4:51pm 9/18/14 4:51pm

Home Depot Confirms Hack: As Many As 60 Million Cards Stolen

Home Depot confirmed today that the company was, indeed, the victim of a large credit card breach reported by many customers last week. An estimated 60 million card numbers were stolen, which would make it the biggest such hack in retail history. » 9/08/14 7:26pm 9/08/14 7:26pm

Nigeria's Using a Biometric ID Card That Doubles As a Debit Card

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want—Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. » 9/02/14 7:50pm 9/02/14 7:50pm

Banks Say Home Depot Just Experienced a Major Credit Card Breach

If you just bought a new screwdriver, check your Visa card for strange charges. Several banks are reporting that Home Depot has experienced a credit card breach that may rival or exceed last fall's Target fiasco. » 9/02/14 1:40pm 9/02/14 1:40pm

Coin Cards Will Be Obsolete Months After They Are Released

Coin already blew their launch, pushing back the release of the all-in-one credit card eight-plus months right before pre-orders were supposed to ship. Now, customers will only be able to use their $100 Coin card for a few months before it's made obsolete. » 8/26/14 3:00pm 8/26/14 3:00pm

Check Your Credit Cards: That Target Hack Is Running Wild

A new Department of Homeland Security report due out today confirms that the Target credit card scanner hack from this past winter was much broader than originally thought. The New York Times says that same hack is affecting more than 1,000 U.S. businesses. » 8/22/14 3:12pm 8/22/14 3:12pm

The One Card to Replace All the Plastic In Your Wallet Just Got Delayed

Coin is a beautiful dream, one techno card that voltrons all the plastic in your pocket into a single slim square. Getting to market is hard though; Coin just got delayed until the spring of 2015. » 8/22/14 1:28pm 8/22/14 1:28pm

Square's New Reader Works With the Smart Credit Cards of the Future

Magnetic strips are an outdated credit card tech. In the future, we'll hopefully all be on chip-based smart credit cards that help prevent fraud. To that end, Square's got plans to push out a new version of its mobile credit card reader that can read the EMV smart cards that will be adopted by banks like Chase and… » 7/30/14 9:24am 7/30/14 9:24am

P.F. Chang's Is Using Stone-Age Credit Card Tech So It Can't Be Hacked

Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro got hacked recently, compromising thousands of credit cards. Oopsies. But business doesn't stop just because you got hacked, so in the short term the company is resorting to some old-school tech so that it can keep taking plastic. » 6/13/14 3:30pm 6/13/14 3:30pm

Report: Target's Big Credit Card Hack Might Involve Even More Retailers

The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon Communications is investigating similar security breaches at two more as-yet-unnamed retailers that occurred around the same time as the massive Target credit card hack late last year. The two retailers affected by the newly-discovered attack have not yet announced the… » 2/26/14 3:51pm 2/26/14 3:51pm

Neiman Marcus Missed 60,000 Alerts As Hackers Stole Credit Card Info

Remember how Neiman Marcus revealed that hackers accessed credit card info for brick-and-mortar store customers? Turns out, during the eight-month period when hackers were snooping around the company's system, they set off nearly 60,000 security alerts. That seems like a lot of pop-ups to casually dismiss. » 2/22/14 6:00pm 2/22/14 6:00pm

What Are "Smart" Credit Cards, and Why Are They Coming to America?

It only took the theft of 40 million Target customer credit card details to spur Congress into finally joining the rest of the world in abandoning the highly insecure credit cards you're used to. Starting late next year, every credit card in the United States will adopt a more secure system. Here's what it is, and how… » 2/11/14 2:00pm 2/11/14 2:00pm

Now Neiman Marcus Customers' Credit Cards Have Been Hacked

Target's not alone in its credit card hacking woes: this week, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus acknowledged that credit and debit cards used in its brick-and-mortar stores have been compromised. Shopping sure seems dangerous lately. » 1/11/14 10:00am 1/11/14 10:00am

Credit Card Stolen? Don't Panic. Here's What to Do

You might have just found out that your credit card number may be compromised. Target reports that up to 40 million customers may have had their names, card numbers, expiration date and security code stolen via hacked credit card checkout scanners. Here's how to find out if you're one of them, and what to do next. » 12/19/13 12:20pm 12/19/13 12:20pm