Archive for tag: Smartcard Security

Target Breach: Why Smartcards Won’t Stop Hackers

January 31, 2014

By Mathew Schwartz “Chip and PIN” smartcard adoption in the United States is long overdue. But the security improvement wouldn’t have stopped Target’s BlackPOS malware attackers. Say what you will about “smart” credit cards or EMV card-security technology: None of it would have prevented the recent theft of shoppers’ credit cardinformation from Target and Neiman […]

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