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Target just made its credit card a lot safer

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Target is taking a bold step with its store credit cards.

The retailer is in the process of reissuing all its REDcard credit and debit cards to chip and PIN cards. This means customers will have to enter a PIN and not just a signature to complete a transaction.

Target (TGT) suffered a massive date breach at the end of 2013, which exposed the personal information of up to 70 million shoppers.

A company spokesperson said in an email to CNNMoney that requiring card holders to enter a PIN "offers an additional layer of security to help protect against someone using the card if it is lost or stolen." Customers will be able to...