Is Your Credit Card Information Safe?

There was an article in the Kansas City Star today that discussed the risks each time a retailer swipes your credit card or you enter your payment information online. According to the article, “over 70 retailers and payment processors have disclosed breaches since 2006.” A bigger problem is that there are also many retailers and payment processors out there who have suffered a breach but aren’t aware that breach occurred. These breaches are occurring to all types of businesses and most of the businesses who’ve suffered breaches were PCI compliant. According to www.datalossdb.org, breaches have recently occurred at large name retailers Sony, Batteries.com, and SprintNextel. As I have said previously on this blog, most businesses in the united states have very minimal network security. The article goes as far as saying, “the [security rules] are cursory at best and all but meaningless at worst.”

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