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A new Safari feature in iOS 8 allows users to scan their physical credit and debit cards with their device’s camera using optical character recognition. This allows users to shop on their iPhones and iPads with ease, but some are worried about potential abuses.

Is it a good idea for consumers to scan their credit cards?

Listen to episode 156 of our security slice podcast and hear Dwayne Melancon, Tim Erlin, Lamar Bailey, Craig Young and Tyler Reguly discuss the importance of where the image of your card information is stored,  apps that use similar features, and why credit card companies don’t want consumers to worry about credit card security.

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picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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