Why most credit hacks happening in US?

In recent years, more than 80 countries have upgraded to credit cards embedded with microchips. Cards with chips are inconceivably difficult to counterfeit, and there’s added security in every swipe: Terminals require a user’s PIN, and the information on the chip is encrypted.

Yet Americans keep using payment technology that was developed in the 1960’s. That poses a big risk: Cards with magnetic stripes deliver all your data without hiding anything. Swipe your card and the computer sees everything in plain text: your name, credit card provider, card number, expiration date and more. Continue reading…

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