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Security & Technology in Credit Cards

In our “Security & Technology” blog section, we cover all of the latest security and technology developments that are impacting the credit card world. Our topics in Security & Technology include the latest technology innovations from start-up companies, including mobile payment technology and software development and coverage of the latest security and hacking attacks worldwide.

It’s very difficult to keep up with all of the rapidly evolving changes in the credit card industry, but at Credit Card Assist, we are committed to keeping consumers up to date on all of the latest changes in security and technology in the credit card industry.

4 Phones That You Should Buy Instead of the iPhone 5

September 26, 2012

Everyone is going nuts for the iPhone 5, but as critics have been quick to point out, the newest iteration of Apple’s mobile device isn’t really bringing anything new to the table as far as features are concerned. Siri is a little bit smarter, the screen is a little bit bigger and there’s a new […]

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Will the Nissan Leaf Be a Bigger Meltdown Than Solyndra?

June 29, 2012

The Obama administration seems to have the worst luck with eco-initiatives. First, their $529 million handout to Solyndra went down the drain after the solar panel producer failed spectacularly last year. Now, it looks like their $1.4 billion investment in the all-electric Nissan Leaf is poised to face a similar fate. Here’s why. Back in […]

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Robocalls Becoming A More Frequent Part of Life

June 14, 2012

Everyone has that moment when they sit down to supper and the phone rings. Is it a friend or relative, most likely it’s a robocall. These calls come from companies offering lower interest rates on credit cards or mortgages. Sometimes these are legitimate offers, but mostly they are scams.

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Square Will Be Available At More Retail Stores Coming Soon

June 11, 2012

In a press release from mobile payments company Square, the company announced that its credit card reader would be available for sale at thousands of more stores. The reader is already available for purchase at Apple, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Best Buy, Target, and Radio Shack. Now the reader will be available at 7,000 Walgreens, 1,500 […]

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Start-Up Zooz Looking to Standardize Mobile Payments

June 8, 2012

Zooz, a Tel Aviv based start-up, is hoping to be the VeriSign of mobile payments. Zooz aims to standardize mobile payments and assure customers that their payment type of choice is secure. Zooz would allow customers to make purchases either using PayPal, major credit cards, or direct carrier billing.

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iCache to Launch Digital Wallet, The Geode

June 6, 2012

The iCache Geode is more than just a case for your iPhone, it is also a digital wallet with a new feature. The Geode has a rewritable magnetic stripe on the back of the card. Once the user has installed the corresponding app on their phone, they are able to store their credit card information […]

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PayPal Looking to Expand Into Offline Retail

June 5, 2012

PayPal’s big announcement on Thursday including unveiling the names of the 15 national retail partners that will support its in-store payment system. PayPal is looking to compete with other payment tools like Google Wallet. However, it will have an advantage over Google because PayPal’s payment system does not require a NFC reader, which must be […]

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New Malware Targets Facebook, Yahoo! and Google E-mail Accounts

May 30, 2012

The old saying is that if something seems too good to be true, than it probably is; it seems that goes  for the Internet as well. So many people are easily tricked by scams on the Internet, however, there are usually obvious signs that something is a scam. Recently, Trusteer found a new P2P variant […]

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Ultra Thin Backup Battery for Mobile Devices

May 24, 2012

There is a new secret weapon to keep your electronic devices up and running. It is a wallet friendly backup battery that is ultra thin. In fact, it’s as thin as any credit card inside your wallet.

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Cardlytics Expands Transaction Marketing for Customers

May 21, 2012

Cardlytics, well known in the banking sector, is releasing “Cardlytics for Credit”, which is an integrated suite of technology and services. The aim of the technology is to enable financial institutions to leverage transaction marketing. This will give financial institutions the ability to strengthen their relationships with credit card customers.

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