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Sally Beauty may have suffered credit card breach

Sally Beauty may have suffered credit card breach

The security of credit card systems at major retailers has been on the forefront of the minds of many shoppers since the major Target credit card breach that happened a few months ago. In that breach a huge number of credit cards were compromised. It looks like another retailer may have suffered a serious credit card security breach.

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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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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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