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Add credit card fraud to the list of things that distributed processing can speed up. An e-commerce site will typically block a credit card number after 10 or 20 failed attempts to enter the corresponding expiry date and CVV (card verification value), making life difficult for fraudsters who don’t have a full set of credentials. […]

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Black Friday is just around the corner. While shoppers across the nation are beginning to think about scoring the best deals for this season’s hottest holiday gifts, retailers should focus on keeping their customers’ information safe. It’s no secret that this unofficial holiday is a gold mine for hackers and cyber-criminals around the world. Remember […]

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Fast-food chain Wendy’s disclosed it was a victim of a point-of-sale system attack that installed malware on PoS computers affecting 300 franchise restaurants. The disclosure was part the company’s first quarter 2016 SEC filings on Wednesday and is the most complete account to date of a 2015 data breach. “In January, we began to investigate […]

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