The Apple Card is Great at Privacy but Mediocre Overall

By now, we’re all familiar with Apple’s marketing speak about how its products will change everything. It trotted out similar language at its services event on Monday when introducing the Apple Card, its credit card with Goldman Sachs. But now that we have the facts, is it actually worth getting an Apple credit card? Eh. Read More >>

CES 2018: This Cellular-Connected Smart Credit Card Can Show You How Much Money You’ve Got Left to Spend

Unlike banks in the UK, where chip-and-pin and contactless payment technologies are the norm, big banks in the US have been very slow to adopt new credit and debit card technologies, with secure chip cards only being introduced in the past few years. Which is tragic, because Dynamics is introducing a new connected credit card with a cellular chip inside, and an E-Ink display, that’s no thicker than the cards already in your wallet. Read More >>

Barclaycard Teases Credit Card With ‘Off Switch’ to Prevent Drunken Shopping

Financially irresponsible fools with absolutely no self-control will be pleased to hear that Barclaycard might be working on a credit card with usage restrictions. Read More >>

Julian Assange Lied About a WikiLeaks Data Dump on Television

Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange blatantly lied about publishing only the “last four digits” of credit card numbers from democratic donors during an appearance on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. Read More >>

This Tiny Device Can Wirelessly Spoof Magnetic Stripe Readers

This humble-looking piece of circuitry, little larger than a coin, can be used to wirelessly fool magnetic stripe readers into thinking you’ve swiped your card, by generating hefty magnetic fields that mimic the data held on it. Read More >>

Video Explainer: How Criminals Can Easily Hack Your Chip & PIN Card

The EMV chip system is sweeping the States right now, but the UK has been Chip & Pinnin' it since 2003. So, British crooks have had plenty of time to work out how to hack the system and steal your cash. Read More >>

MasterCard’s Gonna Let You Pay With Your Face

Do you like your face? Then you’re going to love MasterCard’s new ID Check security system. The experimental feature uses your camera’s front-facing camera and facial recognition technology so that you can pay with your face. MasterCard thinks millennials will love it. Read More >>

Sex Pistols Virgin Credit Cards are the Least Punk Thing Ever

Virgin Money suggests you might be able to "Bring a bit of rebellion to your wallet" by choosing one of three original Sex Pistols artwork designs for your future credit card, including one that has "Bollocks" written across it in finest 1970s stenciling. Read More >>

Turns Out Apple Pay Can’t Solve Credit Card Fraud

Among other things, Apple's Second Coming of the Mobile Payment Solution currently trialling in the US right now but potentially landing on our shores in March was meant to fix our broke-ass credit-card security system. Only, according to (unconfirmed) reports, it's doing exactly the opposite. Read More >>

A Flaw in Visa’s Contactless Card Lets Anyone Charge it $999,999

Contactless payments are an increasingly popular payment method here in the UK, but a British research team has revealed a serious security flaw that allows anyone to charge up to $999,999.99 in foreign currency to a nearby card, even while it's still in a wallet or purse. Read More >>

The Clever Chunks of Code That Steal Millions of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card 'future'. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing all of their numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple. Read More >>

Nigeria Issues a Government-Issued ID Card That Doubles as a Debit Card

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want — Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. Read More >>

A US Restaurant Chain is Using Stone-Age Credit Card Tech So it Can’t be Hacked

US Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro got hacked recently, compromising thousands of credit cards. Oopsies. But business doesn't stop just because you got hacked, so in the short term the company is resorting to some old-school tech so that it can keep taking plastic. Read More >>

This Nationwide Credit Card is Your ‘What Recession?’ Deal of the Day

Credit cards are pretty tedious things in themselves. However, its what you can do with one that matters. You could buy yourself a gold toilet! Or maybe a diamond encrusted Scream mask, or some other such perfectly sensible object of desire. Read More >>