Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday July 05, 2014

Breaches Exposed 1 in 7 US Debit Cards in 2013

Here’s a cheery factoid: In 2013, one in seven debit cards in the US were, at one time or another, exposed to a breach. The good news in all of this was a majority of the breaches can be attributed to the Target fiasco.

The Target breach will likely encourage a faster switch to so-called "EMV" cards, which contain a microchip rather than a magnetic strip, and require a PIN for authorization rather than a signature.