Tag Archives: data breaches

Will identity theft monitoring be the next big card perk?

Kelly Dilworth

Discover’s new free tool scours the dark web for a cardholder’s Social Security number and sends alerts by text or email if it turns up anything. So far, the tool hasn’t turned up my SSN on any risky websites. I’m…
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Worry about payment security, yes. Take precautions, no

Sienna Kossman

Americans may be joyously getting ready to feast on turkey and pie before shopping this weekend but there’s still a pretty significant worry weighing on their minds: payment security. A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by BeFrugal.com…
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Federal cybersecurity bills advance

Sienna Kossman

While we may not be able to completely deter hackers from going after our digital data, better understanding the threats — and attacks — they make against large companies is a good first step to slowing down their progress and federal lawmakers are tackling that task this week.
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Health care data breaches: Why you should be concerned

Sienna Kossman

While compromised health care data may not specifically include credit card numbers or banking information, this type of breach has the potential to create longer lasting, more significant damage, opening the doors to all sorts of identity theft issues — medical and financial alike.
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By blinding retailers, mobile payments may boost privacy

Kelly Dilworth

If Apple Pay and similar mobile payment systems catch on with enough people, it will help undermine the data broker industry, which has been collecting and selling people’s purchase histories for years. It may also help attract more privacy and security-conscious cardholders to mobile payments, which have struggled to gain traction with consumers.
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