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Continued: Anger builds over credit card data breach at Target

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 27, 2013 - 10:44 AM

EMV technology makes it much more difficult to clone a card because the data is more secure inside a chip that can’t be easily duplicated. Also, when EMV cards are read at the point of sale, they generate a one-time, unique security code for each transaction. If the data is stolen, it’s unusable.

There is concern that as the U.S. market moves toward October 2015 there could be a surge of thefts as gangs try to take full advantage of the more easily plundered magnetic stripes.

“These attacks could increase between now and 2015,” Vanderhoof said.

 

Jennifer Bjorhus • 612-673-4683

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