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Posts from January, 2016

Identity Theft Now Accounts for Nearly Half of All Detected Fraud

Jan 13

Identity Theft Now Accounts for Nearly Half of All Detected Fraud With more than 850 million (yes – million) records breached already, data breaches are an epidemic that isn’t likely to end anytime soon. If it feels like you’re hearing about a breach fairly regularly, you’re right, and at their current rate, that means that a new identity theft victim is attacked every two seconds. For […]

Chip-and-PIN: The Payment Card Transition

Jan 07

Chip-and-PIN: The Payment Card Transition It was the biggest story in the world of payment cards in 2015, but it’s not over just yet. As retailers switch over their terminals and processes, some are still struggling to make the switch to the new process, known as EMV. Your holiday shopping might have yielded some interesting impressions at pay terminals at […]