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Stratos Card Is Another Smart Payment Card That Wants To Rule Them All

They way we buy things is changing. A lot of the focus lately has revolved around the smartphone with services like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but a new company Stratos still thinks the credit card has its place… you just shouldn’t have to juggle a whole wallet full of them.

How To Travel Internationally For The Very First Time

Did you know that only about 30 per cent of Australians travel abroad each year? Beat the odds, get a passport and go see the world. It’s easier than you might think. Here’s our starter guide for the new traveller.

Anonymised Credit Card Data Really Isn't Very Anonymous

Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it’s anonymised. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more than 90 per cent accuracy, even when your details are removed.

Beware Crooks Stealing Your Card Details At Car Washes

There’s a new trend sweeping the credit card fraud business, and it takes the concept of money laundering quite literally: Criminals are swiping card details from car washes.

Hacked Twitter Accounts Can Be More Valuable Than Stolen Credit Cards

Hackers operate by the same rules of economics as we all do. Thanks to a high profile breach like Target’s, a glut of stolen credit cards has made them cheap cheap cheap. So you know what’s a more valuable target these days? Your Twitter account.

Beware This Simple But Incredibly Effective Point-Of-Sale Skimmer

Card skimmers are getting way more common, to the point that they’ve even started appearing on point-of-sale card machines. And, boy, if this thing is anything to go by, they’re getting better and better.

Hackers Stealing $US3 Million From Subway Means You Should Probably Pay With Cash

If you’ve eaten at a Subway recently, there’s a slight chance that you might’ve got your credit card information stolen. OK probably not! But a group of Romanian hackers have managed to hack into Subway cash registers and have been logging down all sorts of customer info since 2008.

Get Paid By American Express When You Use Foursquare

Foursquare and American Express supposedly inked a deal that offers discounts to Amex card holders in stores like Sports Authority and NYC restaurants like the Union Square Cafe. This is just an early trial and limited in scope, but the discounts are impressive. I’m not a big Foursquare user but I would use it more if got a $US20 credit each time I spent $US50 at Sports Authority. [NY Times via Business Insider]

Sorry Visa, Our Credit Cards Have Light Bulbs Now

Carrying a lightbulb around in your pocket has always led to precariously sharp pocket lint. Or worse. Or worser.