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Will Tokens Replace Plastic Credit Cards?

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Many consumers don’t feel as safe shopping with a credit card as they did before big box retailers such as The Home Depot had customers’ payment card information stolen in data breaches. The growing concerns about credit card security is piquing interest …

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Home Depot Dealing with Data Breach Lawsuits

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The Home Depot is facing 44 lawsuits at minimum after payment card information was stolen from customers who shopped at the home improvement company’s stores earlier this year, according to Fortune.com. The data breach cost Home Depot $43 million in the third quarter of fiscal …

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Retailers Affected by Data Breaches May See Decline in Holiday Traffic

Although major retailers affected by data breaches have put a stop to the criminals activity and offered to pay for extra security over customers debit and credit cards, consumers may avoid these stores as the holiday season approaches. According to a …

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Kmart Announces Month-Long Data Breach

On Friday, Oct. 10, Kmart, a member of the Sears brand, announced the company had discovered its own payment security incident. According to a press release by the company, the Kmart IT team “detected that the Kmart store payment data …

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Three Ways Businesses Can Prevent a Data Breach

While the Home Depot data breach has compromised as many as 56 million customer cards, there are a few steps that could have prevented the massive breach, according to an article by Market Watch. For four months, cardholder data moved …

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

After a week of speculation, on Monday, Home Depot confirmed a security breach of customer payment data. According to an article on cnet.com, the company announced any customer who used a credit or debit card in its US stores from …

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Home Depot and Target Hit By Same Malware

Home Depot’s recent security lapse was a result of the same malware that attacked Target months ago. Krebs on Security reports that last week’s Home Depot. hack was “aided in part by a new variant of the same malicious software program …

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Home Depot Security Gets Hacked

Home Depot CEO Frank Blake addressed the company’s possible credit card breach for the first time today, although he refused to confirm wether an actual breach officially occurred. At an investor conference, he said the do-it-yourself retailer learned about the potential breach …

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