Wired – 4/24/14: First came Target’s announcement that up to 40 million cards had been compromised during the height of the holiday shopping season. Neiman Marcus was next, with 1.1 million customers affected by a data breach. By the time Michael’s announced that it had been hacked, leaking credit and debit card information from some 3 million customers, it seemed that no one was safe.
But new help is on the way. On Thursday, OnDot Systems — a San Jose, California-based startup that’s been in stealth mode since it was founded in 2011 — unveiled an app that acts as a kind of “remote control” for your credit, debit, and prepaid cards. With this app — known as CardControl — you can turn your cards on and off with the click of a button, and you can tightly control when, where, and how they’re used.
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