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Credit card data breach at Chipotle

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Credit card data breach at Chipotle

https://consumerist.com/2017/04/26/chipotle-reveals-payment-system-data-breach-will-also-start-selli...

 

I noticed several months ago that Chipotle was still not PCI compliant, when I inquired about the lack of Apple and Android Pay.  

 

They're not using tokenized transactions with chip and signature, or external card readers that tokenize mag stripe-read card numbers.

 

The article mentions that they have taken several steps to secure their systems, but I don't think they're finished. I was just there last week. They're using the same old POS systems and no tokenized card acceptance methods. I would use cash there until they do. 




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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle

DeeBee78 great catch and write up! Glad we don't have one of their stores around here because they are just plain stupid!!!
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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle

Sigh.

 

I still own Chipotle stock, they just can't get out of their own way.  Then again if this depresses it again, might go pick up some more Smiley LOL

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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle

Good thing that I used cash the last time I went to Chipotle; I'm not sure whether my visit was in the period reported in the article, or before. At any rate, even if I don't use actual physical cash, I almost always use my debit card when visiting a restaurant (since my bill for a single person generally doesn't go higher than $15-$20 excluding tip, I don't really bother to use a credit card in those circumstances).

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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle


DeeBee78 wrote:

https://consumerist.com/2017/04/26/chipotle-reveals-payment-system-data-breach-will-also-start-selli...

 

I noticed several months ago that Chipotle was still not PCI compliant, when I inquired about the lack of Apple and Android Pay.  

 

They're not using tokenized transactions with chip and signature, or external card readers that tokenize mag stripe-read card numbers.

 

The article mentions that they have taken several steps to secure their systems, but I don't think they're finished. I was just there last week. They're using the same old POS systems and no tokenized card acceptance methods. I would use cash there until they do. 


You can be PCI compliant without EMV and tokenization. (For now, at least.)

 

Having the terminal be separate from the POS does help with security, however.

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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle

Interesting. THanks for the tip

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Re: Credit card data breach at Chipotle

My secured card company sent me a letter today saying my card could have been compromised, and we were at Chipitle between the dates listed so they canceled my card and are sending me a new one 😒 thanx chipotle👌
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