Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The incident illustrates why you should use an unique password for each of your accounts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:25 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Consumers are still opting for the all-too-easily discernible “password” and “12345.”

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:13 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The fast-food chain is looking into reports of potential unusual activity involving consumer credit and debit cards.

Monday, December 22, 2014 10:59 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Another data breach has become official in 2014. Staples confirmed on Friday that  approximately 1.16 million consumer credit and debit cards were compromised as part of an incident it has been investigating since October. According to Staples, hackers obtained cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes, after sneaking malware onto the point-of-sale systems

Friday, December 05, 2014 3:37 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The attack may have compromised consumers’ credit and debit card account numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:01 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A cyber-attack compromised employee and customer personal information from the mail carrier.

Friday, November 07, 2014 1:30 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

If you’ve shopped at Home Depot recently, now might be a good time to update all your passwords.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:57 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The office supply retailer is investigating a possible credit card data breach.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:15 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As data breaches continue to make headlines, Bank of America is enhancing the encryption capabilities on debit card transactions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:53 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

An infiltration of the retailer’s payment system has potentially compromised consumer credit card and debit card information.

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