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by Cliff Saran, Computer Weekly

Hacker Uses Public APIs to Breach eBay

eBay has begun an audit of its IT systems after a hacker managed to access and disable user accounts. The company said last week that the hacker exploited public application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable merchants to build e-commerce sites on top of eBay. "This fraudster found very old ...

by Cliff Saran, Computer Weekly

Retailers face card data clampdowm

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which comes into effect in June, promises to improve the security of consumers' credit card information. It will have a huge impact on how credit card information is stored and retrieved, and will require retailers to have compliant systems ...