Bring on chip-and-PIN

Posted: February 13, 2014 at 4:32 a.m.

If you worry about your privacy and carry a credit card, the Target data breach ought to be a startling wake-up call. A massive theft from card-swiping machines between Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 took information such as numbers and names from about 40 million customers and compromised personal information—names, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers—from about 70 million.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 02/13/2014


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