It's a precarious time for security at gas stations, many of which are taking advantage of the two-year grace period they received for EMV card acceptance when the rest of the bank and retail world faced a 2015 deadline.

This extension, granted to address the complexity of upgrading gas pump hardware, paints a big target on petroleum as the last brick-and-mortar industry to upgrade to EMV security in the U.S. Fraudsters will eventually turn their attention to Web merchants, which are also unaffected by the 2015 EMV migration, but gas stations will be their oasis for some time to come.

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