A new app wants to help you beat the credit card companies

Our increasingly automated world should make driving safer. It could also make things safer for your checkbook. And just like with cars, it takes a healthy amount of trust to let the machines take over.  SEE ALSO: 7 can’t-miss apps: MuseCam, Summit, Yammo and more “[It’s] kind of like a self driving car for your […] Read more »

Credit Rating Agencies: Old School meets Out of the Box

Sometimes it takes an outsider to spot the need.  In other words, the ideas that fuel a positive disruption often come from relative bystanders. And the circuitous path that has led to step wise improvements in the way suppliers can now be evaluated from a risk perspective is a perfect example. All articles Read more »

Hackers turn Square hardware into device to steal old credit card information

Just because the Square Reader is new doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to the same scams as old school ATMs and credit card readers. Three recent Boston University graduates are preparing to publicly present research that demonstrates how to hack Square’s mobile payments hardware. The research is set to be shown off at the The […] Read more »