Monday, April 02, 2007

TJX breach may spur greater adoption of credit card security standards

Experts say TJX either failed to encrypt or truncate credit card numbers or did not secure encryption keys

The exposure of 45.7 million credit and debit card numbers in the TJX data theft should serve as a wakeup call to retailers who risk losing money and credibility when they fail to protect sensitive customer data, say officials at the PCI Security Standards Council.

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