There have been several high-profile data breaches impacting millions of consumers in the past year. And along with the details come the constant reminder to be vigilant. Consumer security expert Gerry Egan says awareness is key, but so is understanding what the thieves are after, so you can make it harder for them to win.
Egan answers some commonly asked questions about shopping and credit card safety:
So what is being stolen and how is it being used?
In point of sale (POS) breaches, thieves are stealing your 16-digit credit card numbers. Those numbers are most useful to thieves (and ...