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Summer travel scam targets your points and miles

How sure are you that the airline miles and hotel rewards points you’ve been hoarding for years will be there when you go to redeem them?

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Mobile security: the coming battle of hardware versus software

According to security experts, there are several paths forward for mobile payments, each with its own security implications

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Report: Scam phone calls up 30%

Phone fraud aimed at finance and retail companies rose by 30 percent last year, according to a new analysis of several million calls by Pindrop Security.

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'Your PC may be infected!' Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing

Tech support schemes have barely slowed despite legal action by the FTC

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Cybercriminals increasingly target point of sales systems

Trustwave highlights the difference in data-breach activity between North America and the rest of the world

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Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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Deconstructing an IRS Phishing scam

Taxes. Avoiding them is illegal, and paying them is painful. Criminals know the type of stress the IRS can cause a taxpayer. They also know that most will immediately pay attention to something from the IRS. Perhaps not out of fear,...

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This tool may make it easier for thieves to empty bank accounts

FraudFox is designed to spoof a browser fingerprint, an advanced method for tracking users

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United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

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Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins

Japanese police believe only 1 percent of some 650,000 bitcoins was taken by hackers, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper

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Is EMV the silver bullet to credit card fraud?

Your holiday shopping experience will be different next year, because by October 2015 most retailers in the U.S. will have switched to accepting the chip-in-a-credit-card-based EMV standard (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and...

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San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

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10 point smartcard checklist for merchants

Just about a year from now, retail merchants who currently accept only magnetic stripe payment cards will have to start accepting chip-based smart cards as well.

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12 security problems that EMV and tokenization won't solve

On November 1 of next year, merchants that aren't ready to accept chip-based cards instead of the current magnetic-stripe cards will become liable for fraudulent transactions that today are covered by the credit card companies.

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Scammers move from Ebola phishing to fundraising

Scammers routinely try to take advantage of humanitarian disasters to get people to open phishing emails, or to donate money to fake organizations. This month, they combined the two approaches, sending out approximately 700,000 spam...

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Fraudulent activity is first hint of a Staples data breach

Banks have identified a pattern of fraudulent activity that points to Staples, but the news seems to be a surprise to Staples.

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Obama signs Executive Order to bolster federal credit card security

On Friday, at the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will add chip-and-PIN protections (EMV) to federal credit cards starting in January. The President encouraged...

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Chip and PIN: No panacea, but worth the effort – and the cost

The U.S. has lagged behind the rest of the world in credit card security for two decades. But there is still an ongoing debate about whether a multibillion-dollar move to chip and PIN technology will be worth the cost and effort, or...

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