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Having an EMV card doesn’t mean your data’s safer … yet

Sienna Kossman

If your credit card issuer has already sent you a new card featuring a metallic square on its face, congrats. You’re ready for the national shift to a data-encryption card technology known as EMV. In fact, you may be more prepared than the majority of U.S. retailers.
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Retailers receive brunt of data breach blame

Sienna Kossman

The list of retailers affected by data breaches in recent months keeps getting longer and everyone is looking for someone (or something) to blame. Two surveys — one of consumers, one of IT and IT security professionals — attempt to assign that blame: Consumers blame retailers. The IT pros say, “Sorry. My bad.”
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With little help from credit cards, retailers expect weak holiday sales

Jeremy Simon

Holiday sales will be down this year, according to the leading retail trade association, with lackluster spending by consumers unlikely to get a boost from Christmas presents put on credit cards.
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