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MasterCard to debut ‘selfie’ payment verification

Kelly Dilworth

Forget fumbling with a password to secure an online payment. MasterCard is launching a simpler way for you to secure and verify your purchases – no memorization required. All you have to do is snap a quick selfie with your…
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Real-time security alerts bring peace of mind

Sienna Kossman

While out holiday shopping recently, I learned there’s nothing like a little extra reassurance by your credit card issuer to give you instant peace of mind in this era of data breaches and identity theft. During a visit to Austin,…
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Visa, MasterCard test biometric card security

Kelly Dilworth

Forget dipping your chip, entering a PIN or swiping your has-been magnetic stripe. A growing number of card companies are experimenting with a more secure (and, in some eyes, more personally invasive) payment verification method: the biometrically scanned fingerprint. Visa…
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3 reasons to clean up your Facebook act

Sienna Kossman
Facebook and privacy

Facebook may help us connect with relatives and share comical-yet-relatable memes, but what if financially unstable, distant Internet “friends” are the reason you’re not approved for a small loan? It might be time to reconsider who you’re friending — or…
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Millennials lead the way in prepaid card use

Sienna Kossman

A new survey found that millennials are more inclined to use reloadable prepaid cards than other age groups, favoring the payment cards for their budgeting assistance and security perks.
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