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63% of businesses don't encrypt credit cards


Help Net Security - (International) SecurityMetrics found in a study that 63.86 percent of businesses surveyed store unencrypted 16-digit payment cards on their systems, and 7 percent store magnetic stripe data, providing easy targets for fraud, among other findings.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:57