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April 2014 - Datacard Blog

Reducing Cost and Complexity for High-Volume Card Operations

By Ray Wizbowski

April 21, 2014

High-volume card issuance operations are under constant pressure to increase production efficiency without driving up cost. These operations are working within the constraints of tight reissue delivery timelines, service level agreements (SLAs) and stringent security requirements. Mistakes in a large production run caused by a single operator error could cost in excess of $25,000 in scrapped […]

The Heartbleed Bug

By Kristin Eckmann

April 11, 2014

Earlier this week, on April 7th, 2014, news broke that a threat named the Heartbleed bug was discovered by researchers at Codenomicon and Google. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability that attacks the heartbeat extension implemented in OpenSSL. This weakness allows the ability to steal information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to […]