credit card theft http://wrkf.org en Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes http://wrkf.org/post/target-hack-tipping-point-moving-away-magnetic-stripes The credit and debit card data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus compromised more than 70 million American consumers, and analysts say <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/01/17/263375116/analysts-credit-card-hacking-goes-much-further-than-target">even more of us are at risk</a>. That's because the technology we use to swipe for our purchases — magnetic stripes on the backs of cards — isn't hard for a skilled fraudster to hack.<p>"It's totally unprotected and it's static, so it's the same data that's read every single time. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:42:00 +0000 Elise Hu 21594 at http://wrkf.org Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe http://wrkf.org/post/targets-word-may-not-be-enough-keep-your-stolen-pin-safe The giant retailer Target continues to feel the fallout from a massive security breach at its stores. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/27/257634334/target-encrypted-data-were-taken-but-not-the-key-to-unlock">The latest revelation</a>: Hackers who stole credit and debit card numbers this holiday season also collected encrypted personal identification numbers.<p>But Brigitte Clark had no worries as she left a Target in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, her cart full of groceries.<p>"I feel about as safe as we can be," she says. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 20638 at http://wrkf.org Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe