Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:52 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Mobile data breaches rarely occur, but that doesn’t mean your smartphone isn’t vulnerable.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 5:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The carrier has been penalized for failing to protect its customers’ personal information.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:28 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Hackers stole medical claims data and other patient information from health insurer Premera Blue Cross.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:25 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

A data breach at the nation’s second-largest health insurer may affect up to 80 million.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 1:38 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests anonymous credit card data isn’t really so anonymous.

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.

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