Record Breaking Contactless Card Transactions Reported in July

Contactless card payment on the rise According to a report released by the U.K. Cards Association, a total of £2.1 billion-worth of contactless payments were made in July in the U.K. Contactless card payments were 19% of all the 1.2 billion card purchases make in the...

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Worldwide Card Payments on the Rise

The total number of global card purchases increased by 15% in 2015 to 270bn, almost double the 8% rise in card numbers, RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2021 reveals. “The number of card payments worldwide is projected to rise by 55% between 2015 and...

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Cashless is King

Author: Paul Heywood It’s said that in the next 20 years, the UK will be a cashless society and in the USA, almost two-thirds of Americans believe they will also be cashless within their lifetime. With this trend happening across the globe, perhaps the age-old saying...

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Back To School With VoyagerBlue SmartTag

When you think of sending your kids back to school, the costs start to add up quickly. According to a recent report by Huntington Bank, the average cost for elementary school is $659. And it only gets worse as they get older. You can expect to spend a whopping $1,498...

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Chip and Pin ‘to be hacked within a year’, expert predicts

A top security expert has warned that fraudsters will crack the technology behind chip and Pin as it finally gets launched in the US. Fraudsters will be able to hack the technology behind chip and Pin on debit and credit cards within the next year, a top US...

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Symantec’s lost cell phone study confirms the worst in people

Don’t lose that smartphone -- or else! Over 43% of lost phones had their banking app accessed! In a study by security firm Symantec seems to confirm the worst in people, revealing that people who found a lost smartphone violated the loser’s privacy a whopping 89...

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Lost wallets are rarely returned, research finds

  London, England (CNN) -- By: Melissa Gray, CNN Only one in five people who finds a wallet in the street would hand it in or try to track down the owner, a British privacy protection firm said Wednesday.  That's despite three-fifths of people saying they would...

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Credit Cards Can Be Read Through Clothes And Wallets

Forbes – Hacker’s Demo Shows How Easily Credit Cards Can Be Read Through Clothes And Wallets Pull out your credit card and flip it over. If the back is marked with the words “PayPass,” “Blink,” that triangle of nested arcs that serves as the universal symbol for...

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Mythbusters…RFID test stopped!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-St_ltH90Oc If you are unsure as to whether RFID chips in credit cards, passports, drivers licences etc. is an issue, watch just the first 2 mins of this press conference to listen to Adam Savage answer a question about RFID Censorship...

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