Most Credit Cards are affected by Security breach
All Brands of Credit Card are affected
About 20 million Visa and 13.9 million MasterCard accounts were
compromised; the other accounts belonged to American Express or
Discover cardholders. The accounts affected included credit cards and
certain kinds of debit cards.
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...Anyone have this happen with a credit card before? Possible breach in security?
I logged into my credit card account online the other night, and it had
a warning stating my account access has been suspended.
"Important Security Message:
This is to inform you that your account may be at risk for unauthorized
use. To ensure that it remains protected, we have:
- Restricted Account Online access for this account number.
- Issued a new card to you.
I though to myself WTF? I just used the credit card 15 minutes ago. My
next step was to call the credit card company. I managed to get to a
nice, English speaking rep. I explained to her what w...Citibank investigates security breach for online credit cards
Citibank yesterday said it was investigating a suspected information breach in its credit card
application Web page, quickly assuring customers that its Internet banking service and existing
client databases had not been compromised.
The bank said it shut down all of its online application Web pages and online follow-up inquiry
services yesterday after an applicant, Tsao Chih-cheng of the Wen Tzao Ursuling College of Modern
Languages in Kaohsiung, reported that he could view the personal data information of other
http://www.etaiwannews.com/Business/2003/11/12/1068600177....Online credit card processing service provider security breached.
Just received notice today that one of my credit cards was cancelled due to
a security breach at Anacom communications, an online credit card processing
service provider. I checked my credit card, no unauthorized charges, but
you may want to check yours. Only problem is, it may be hard to tell what
companies use Anacom for their processing. Take care.
On a related note, here is an article in Information Security concerning
new privacy/security regulations for financial institutions which are
taking effect on 7/1:
..."chip and PIN" credit/debit cards
Are the "chip and PIN" credit/debit cards currently being introduced in the
UK more or less secure than the traditional credit cards with only the
I understand some countries (such as France) have used these for several
years and it is claimed that "certain types" of card fraud have been reduced
by "up to 80%".
It seems to me that having the PIN stored in a chip on the card itself has
to be a security risk .
AFAIK the pin isn't stored on the chip/card, it is checked via onlinex
through to the banks computers (in the ...RFID Credit card vs Smart Card credit card
I received a new credit card from my bank today that has Paypass
technology and a chip, and I have some questions about it that I thought
maybe people could help me with.
1. Am I correct when I say that the chip that makes one need a pin to
make a payment is different from the chip that enables RFID? As I
understand it, making the credit card a smart card would be good because
it makes it harder to duplicate. However, making it RFID enabled is bad
because it makes it easier to duplicate.
2. If the chips are separate, am I correct in saying that all known
securit...SN#124: Verisign one time password token football vs credit card: Since the credit card's not time based and allows a window of keys, doesn't that make it less secure?
I think the subject line kind of says it all.
The one-type password tokens (whether the football or credit card) are
supposed to be "something you have". With any timer-based system,
that's a pretty strong guarantee. If I type the code that the device is
currently displaying, that means that I have the device. If someone
were to steal the device, I would probably notice that I don't have it
and would therefore get it canceled.
However, since the credit-card style token isn't timer based solution,
we lose some of that benefit. It is quite conceivable that s...one time credit card paid by credit card
Here in the UK if you want to pay off one credit card with another one,
you incur interest charges. I think the reason for this is that if it
were otherwise you could go on "the never never", paying of credit cards
with credit cards and never actually giving any money back. So I reckon
this is the reason why you have to pay your one time credit card from
your bank account, otherwise you could have a nice little circle of
these things paying each other off.
T. Sparrow wrote:
> Here in the UK if you want to pay off one credit card with another one,
> you incur in...RFID Credit Card Security
What's in your wallet!
"Accusations that RFID-based contactless credit cards can be easily read
by thieves are nothing new, but this time a group of scientists at the
University of Massachusetts has gone quite far to try to prove it."
Virg Wall, P.E.
...Credit card security on-line
Having read pchelp's problems with ComputerHQ, I was interested in
the following snippet from a newsletter . For those who don't
know Securicor, it is a long established company dealing with everything
from local store security to armoured vans for Bank money transfers, and
Court and Prison Security. They also have a countrywide(UK) parcel and
(Just background info. I don't have any connection with them :-))
Seems like a good idea, although its limited of course to the businesses
they are signed up with. But checking through their list, its not a bad
start...Secure Credit Card Transaction
I have this problem on how to implement the following security issue. I have a number of websites running which now need s secure Credit Card transaction to be integrated. I have just one secure Web Server(Verisign Secured).
1) If i put a Credit Card Page on the Secure Server and redirect all web sites to that Page , i loose the flow in all the other Web Sites
2) IF i use web services(to do transactions) , client to Unsecure Web servers data will not be secured. There are other solutions which are not practical
Can anyone propose a optimal solution to the problem.
Let's say you ...Credit Cards in another pop-up
Name: Adinei Gazani
Summary: Credit Cards in another pop-up
Hi. This Firefox is very fast and friendly, but some times I have usued
IE7. The problem happens when I try to pay with the credit card and the
Firefox not open the other pop-up browser. I have not experience to
report this problem, but it is reported in the console error.
Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; pt-BR; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
From URL: http://hendrix.mozilla.org/
Note to readers: Hendrix gives no ...Security codes for credit cards
Name: Stephen Colclough
Summary: Security codes for credit cards
Hi, Just decided to STOP using firefox as my default web browser as it
saved ALL my credit card details when making an online transaction.
When I came back to the same website some time later to buy something
else my card name, number AND security code appeared when I clicked on
the boxes. Internet Explorer does not do this on the same website. It
might save name and number but never the security code.
Browser Details: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; W...Ecommerce Credit/Debit Cards
How would i go about implementing credit card payments, I have no problem with shopping baskets and such, just with the actual payment.
You will need to get a merchant abank account and an account with one of the payment gateways. Some payment gateways can provide merchant account as well. Check with the websites like Worldpay.
You might need to investigate on the net to find the right solution for your needs.
Nice one thanks