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Take steps now to protect your credit cards' security

By Beau Monday

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2014

~~<p>For many of us it was a particularly stressful holiday season when Target announced it had been the victim of a computer breach that exposed 40 million credit card numbers and an additional 70 million records containing customer names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Neiman Marcus was involved in the same incident, revealing that 1.1 million credit cards were stolen as a result. The information security community expects to learn that at least six more retailers were breached by the same crew or by using the same methods.</p>
<p>Even if you haven't formally been notified that your credit card or other information was stolen by hackers, there are a few things you should consider doing to protect yourself:</p>
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For many of us it was a particularly stressful holiday season when Target announced it had been the victim of a computer breach that exposed 40 million credit card numbers and an additional 70 million records containing customer names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Neiman Marcus was involved in the same incident, revealing that 1.1 million credit cards were stolen as a result. The information security community expects to learn that at least six more retailers were breached by the same crew or by using the same methods.

Even if you haven't formally been notified that your credit card or other information was stolen by hackers, there are a few things you should consider doing to protect yourself: Login for more...



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