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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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Foursquare investment considered by Microsoft and American Express

Foursquare investment considered by Microsoft and American Express

It looks like both Microsoft and American Express are looking to invest in Foursquare. According to details coming from Bloomberg, the two companies are looking to take an equity stake in the company. The interesting part here, both companies are said to be competing against each other. That is, as opposed to going in on a joint bid.

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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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MasterCard announces MasterPass digital wallet

MasterCard announces MasterPass digital wallet

Shopaholics are getting a new way to spend their hard-earned money today. MasterCard announced what they're calling MasterPass. It's essentially a digital payment service that will tacked on to the company's current PayPass system. MasterCard made the announcement today during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay will be revamping its homepage tomorrow to give it more of a Pinterest-esque feel. This new design, while it looks very nice, will also spell trouble for your wallet. The new homepage will allow you to create a custom feed filled with your favorite interests, brands, and trends. Everytime you visit the eBay home page, new items will pop up that match your customized feed, leading to more temptation to buy things. The feed will also continuously update while you're shopping around on eBay.

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Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed their new collaborative efforts with Square and the Square Card Reader - mobile payments made utterly easy! This little device plugs in to the headphone jack on your iOS or Android device and allows you to take payments via credit card or Square Gift Card - easy as pie. The actual device costs less than the credit you get on your Square account (good as cash, essentially) at $9.97 (with $10 Square credit on your account when you start it up) - sound alright to you?

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Retailers can now charge you to use a credit card

Retailers can now charge you to use a credit card

As a result from an anti-trust settlement from a lawsuit filed back in 2005, retailers now have the ability to charge customers up to 4% of their purchase cost for using a credit card, as of January 27. The "checkout fee" applies to only credit cards -- not debit cards -- and can only be implemented in 40 states in the US, with California, New York, and Texas being some of the states where the surcharge is illegal.

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Google Wallet Card confirmed on Google support page

Google Wallet Card confirmed on Google support page

Just a few days ago, we reported on a leaked update to the Google Wallet app that showed off the service's rumored physical cards. If that wasn't enough to convince you that it's real, Google's own support site talks about the "Google Wallet card" right out there in the open. So while it's not officially announced yet, this thing has to be real.

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Barnes & Noble lists 63 stores affected by PIN hack

Barnes & Noble lists 63 stores affected by PIN hack

Today book retailer Barnes & Noble confirmed that 63 of their retail stores have been compromised with tampered PIN pads. We originally reported the breaking news earlier this morning, but the company completed an internal investigation today that revealed one PIN pad in each of the 63 stores were tampered with, and that customers who used a credit or debit card on the machines were at risk of stolen personal information.

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Visa drops Global Payments following breach

Visa drops Global Payments following breach

Visa has dropped Global Payments from its list of compliant service providers following the security breach revealed last week that may have compromised as many as 1.5 million cardholder accounts. Global Payments CEO Paul Garcia believes that his company should return to the list once it comes back to compliance, although he didn't give a more specific time frame.

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Global Payments admits 1.5 million credit card numbers stolen

Global Payments admits 1.5 million credit card numbers stolen

One of the major credit card processors called Global Payments Incorporated announced on Friday that it had identified and reported a hack into its credit card processing system. The company says that the affected portion of the processing system operates in North America only and as many as 1.5 million credit card numbers may have been stolen in the hack.

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