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MasterCard, Visa push for chip-based cards for added security

MasterCard, Visa push for chip-based cards for added security

While Target recovers from their shocking $40 million credit and debit card record theft from last year, Visa and MasterCard have joined forces to push for a new chip-enabled card that will improve security for all transactions. These two credit card brands have set a potential October 2015 deadline for all US retailers to adopt and setup the infrastructure for the new card system.

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Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

There's a few more pointed features appearing in the digital credit card known as Coin this week, these being shown in conjunction with a note that their initial crowd-funding goal had been met in just 40 minutes, right out the gate. Coin suggests that their funding campaign began at a cool $50,000 and was met in just under 40 minutes, making this campaign one well on its way to crowd-funding history - we'll see at the end of the funding timeframe, of course.

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Google Wallet Card launches with MasterCard-backed Debit

Google Wallet Card launches with MasterCard-backed Debit

The Google Wallet Card has finally appeared in the real world after months (and perhaps even years) of chatter behind the scenes on its official status. This Google Wallet connection takes the form of a debit card with the support of MasterCard, using your Google Wallet balance wherever a MasterCard is accepted. At the moment it appears to be just about as simple as it possibly can be - a debit card at its base.

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Coin chat with CEO: will stores accept the next wave?

Coin chat with CEO: will stores accept the next wave?

There's a credit card device by the name of Coin appearing this month with full intention of a full release inside 2014, and this week we've had a brief chat with the founder and CEO of the company to pose a few queries regarding real-world use. While the card itself wont be produced for the public in bulk for several weeks at least, there are quite a few things we needed to find out before we went out and dropped cash on a multi-card device we'd never play-tested ourselves before.

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Coin digital credit card aims for cross-breed payment simplification

Coin digital credit card aims for cross-breed payment simplification

Today the device known as Coin has come to light, fully prepared to take the place of all of the credit cards, gift cards, membership cards, and whatever other kind of cards you've got in your wallet or purse consist of. What you're working with here is a single (black, for the time being) card with a digital screen that connects to your smartphone and tells the scanner what data you'd like to share. This card can be whatever you need it to be.

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Adobe breach affected 150 million accounts

Adobe breach affected 150 million accounts

AnonNews.org this weekend posted a 3.8 GB file listing over 150 million Adobe account usernames and hashed passwords stolen in the late September breach that came to light Oct. 3, reports Krebs Online Security. 38 million users were directly affected and have already been contacted by Adobe to change their passwords. That figure is above and beyond the 2.9 million accounts whose encrypted credit card information was stolen. The breach, it is now known, also included stolen source code for more of Adobe's programs than previously believed.

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Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit and debit card skimmers are nothing new -- they've been around for quite a while, but they're getting better and better, to the point where it takes a few months until someone figures out that a skimmer was implanted on an ATM or gas pump. Today's skimmers are more sophisticated than ever, and the attention to detail that hackers provide is pretty impressive.

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