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MasterCard Teams Up With Startup to Launch First Payment Card With Fingerprint Sensor

Combines security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless payment

Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions works with Apple Pay

Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Why Retailers Like Home Depot Get Hacked

Retailers like Home Depot, which recently suffered a major data breach, have known for years about vulnerabilities in payment systems, but have chosen to ignore them, experts say.

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Researcher Disputes Report BlackPOS Used in Home Depot, Target Attacks

A security researcher has found that the malware used in the Home Depot and Target breaches are unrelated and cannot be used as an indicator that the same group is behind the attacks.

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Lowe’s Wants To Be Your Smart Home Gateway

For home improvement retailer Lowe's, the explosion in the Internet of Things has created a few challenges -- and a lot of opportunities.


Home Depot Confirms Payment Systems Breach Across U.S. Stores

Home Depot has confirmed that its payment systems in stores across the U.S. and Canada were breached, exposing customers' credit- and debit-card data.

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What You Need to Know About the Home Depot Data Breach

On Monday, Home Depot issued a public confirmation to reports that they've experienced a data breach impacting debit and credit cards. They're the world's largest home improvement retailer, operating 2,266 stores in the U.S., as well...

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Why the iCloud Photo Scandal Could Push Apple Back Into Decline

Sure, customers shouldn't put sensitive information into public cloud services. But it's your job as a service provider to tell them why, to tell them how to better protect themselves and to tell them it's not their fault if something...

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Data Shows Home Depot Breach Could Be Largest Ever

Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

Home Depot Breach Could Be as Big as Target's

In what could turn out to be another huge data breach, Home Depot on Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating a potential compromise of credit card and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers.

Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

Baidu, Tencent and Dalian Wanda Group are establishing a new e-commerce joint venture

Retailers Warned to Act Now to Protect Against Backoff Malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against 'Backoff,' a malware tool that was used in the...

Barnes & Noble Plays into Amazon's Hands

Same-day delivery is a boon for the online leader, but it will only help doom B&N

Google Goes After Amazon With Same-Day Delivery

Barnes & Noble teams with Google to challenge Amazon's delivery service

Retail Industry Rallies Behind Open Standard for Tokenization

Tokenization spec being developed by credit card companies is too proprietary, retailers say

Attackers Exploit Remote Access Tools to Compromise Retail Systems

DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems

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Best Buy Dreams of Laptop Revival Amid 'Crashing' Tablet Sales

Shoppers aren't in a rush to upgrade their aging tablets. That sounds a lot like the PC market.

Are Digital Retailers Focusing Their Security in the Wrong Place?

Digital retailers spend the lion's share of their IT security budget on network security, but most experts say they'd be better off focusing elsewhere.

Startup offers Netflix-like clothes rentals for women

Le Tote subscribers pay $49 per month to get totes with outfits and accessories that they can keep or exchange.

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