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MasterCard aims to reduce card fraud with smartphone geo-location technology

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MasterCard and Syniverse are running a pilot scheme that aims to reduce credit card fraud by making sure that a customer's card and mobile phone are in the same location when the card is used.

Craft store Michaels faces second credit card compromise in 3 years

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The largest craft supply store in North America, Michaels, has indicated it may be the latest retail company to have credit cards compromised in a large scale malware attack.

Target's data breach MUCH bigger than first thought - now more than 100,000,000 records

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US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.

Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.

Target has now joined companies like Adobe and Sony in the "hundred million plus" data breach club...

"Followup phish" targets possible victims of last month's JP Morgan Chase card breach

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Here's a brief reminder of how cybercriminals use real security disasters to cause follow-up disasters of their own.

This time, it's a "followup phish" aimed at JP Morgan Chase customers...

CarderPlanet bust, Target credit card breach, online safety for kids - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What prison sentence for the man who pioneered online carding? How many credit cards did Target lose? Does your encryption software "speak" to passers-by? How to keep your kids safe online over the holidays?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Copying fingerprints, Firefox trusted, Facebook not, Yahoo recycles - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?

Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!

Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Hackers tampered with point-of-sale terminals at 63 bookstores to hijack customers' credit card and PIN information.

Keep an eye on your statements and watch for unauthorised transactions.

Need a debit card? Twitter account exposes photos of debit and credit cards

Credit card data stolen from 100s of attendees at Boston conventions

Identity thieves of the world unite... a Twitter account has just made things a whole lot easier for you.

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

36 websites selling credit card details shut down [VIDEO]

Cybercrime is big business these days, in fact it's an industry. So it's not a surprise to find that criminals are embracing ecommerce. But some will be surprised to discover just how professional and legitimate criminal websites can appear.

Google Wallet - why you shouldn't throw away your wallet just yet

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Google Wallet has been revealed to the world.

Should you be throwing away your physical wallet or are there good reasons for keeping it?

Hackers steal credit card details at Wisconsin and Tennessee Wilderness resorts

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Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years - hackers may now have your credit card details.

There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack - which could lead to identity theft.

Hotel credit card wrong transaction email malware attack

Hotel credit card wrong transaction email malware attack

Emails claiming to be from a hotel about a wrong transaction on your credit card are being spammed worldwide - with the intention of infecting your computer with a malware.

Malware attack disguised as email about blocked credit card

Malware attack disguised as email about blocked credit card

Cybercriminals have spammed out emails which claim to be a warning that your credit card has been blocked, but in reality contain a malicious attachment designed to infect your computer.

Credit card one week overdue? Malware disguises itself in spam attack

Credit card one week overdue? Malware disguises itself in spam attack

Have you received an unexpected email telling you that your credit card is one week overdue, and that you must pay the debt within two days or face additional charges?

Well, don't rush to open the attached file - or your computer could be struck by a malware attack.

Citibank victimized by hackers, insists cardholders are safe

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Citibank has acknowledged that they have been hacked leaking information on 1% of their customers. This could result in more than 1.5 million cardholders facing ever more sophisticated attacks using their personal information.

Sony says credit card details *were* encrypted, but questions still remain

Sony: Credit card details *were* encrypted

Sony confirms that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted, but doesn't reassure customers regarding the strength of encryption.

Chip and PIN compatibility leads to insecurity

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At last week's CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver Canada researchers showed methods they could use to compromise chip and PIN credit cards. Is backward compatibility creating security holes that reduce the security of your card?

Lush customers should check their credit card statements - more websites hacked

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Lush, the handmade cosmetics firm, has shut its Australian and New Zealand websites after hackers apparently gained access to online customers' personal data.

Can a video of singing lemmings make up for having your credit cards stolen?

Lush website customers at risk after credit card security breach

Lush, the handmade cosmetics firm, has taken an unusual approach to responding to its website hack.

But will it allay the fears of affected customers?

From pizza to cybercrime: DarkMarket mastermind jailed

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The mastermind behind one of the world's most notorious underground internet forums was sent to jail for four years and eight months on Friday. 33-year-old Renukanth Subramaniam created DarkMarket, a website for cybercriminals and fraudsters to buy and sell stolen Read more…