MasterCard Secures Patent for Dynamic Account Numbers

Say goodbye to the 16-digital credit card number. MasterCard today was awarded a patent for what it calls “variable length bank identification numbers.” Essentially, the patent protects a computer system developed by MasterCard, one of the world’s largest payment networks, to […]

Continue reading »

The Great EMV Fake-Out: No Chip For You!

Many banks are now issuing customers more secure chip-based credit cards, and most retailers now have card terminals in their checkout lanes that can handle the "dip" of chip-card transactions (as opposed to the usual swipe of the card’s magnetic […]

Continue reading »

Safeway Self-Checkout Skimmer Close Up

In Dec. 2015, KrebsOnSecurity warned that security experts had discovered skimming devices attached to credit and debit card terminals at self-checkout lanes at Safeway stores in Colorado and possibly other states. Safeway hasn’t disclosed what those skimmers looked like, but […]

Continue reading »

Safeway Self-Checkout Skimmer Close Up

In Dec. 2015, KrebsOnSecurity warned that security experts had discovered skimming devices attached to credit and debit card terminals at self-checkout lanes at Safeway stores in Colorado and possibly other states. Safeway hasn’t disclosed what those skimmers looked like, but […]

Continue reading »

Wendy’s Probes Reports of Credit Card Breach

Wendy’s, the nationwide chain of fast-food burger restaurants, says it is investigating claims of a possible credit card breach at some locations. The acknowledgment comes in response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity about banking industry sources who discovered a pattern of […]

Continue reading »
1 2 3 4