Retail ISAC launches cyber sharing portal supported by FS-ISAC

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) announced it has reached another key milestone and expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC) with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the FS-ISAC.

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The weak link in Apple Pay's security chain

Crooks have been using a surprisingly low-tech tactic to worm their way around Apple Pay's tokenization and biometric safeguards.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

Five major misconceptions about cryptocurrency

With all the heated rhetoric surrounding the topic, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to people who work with cryptocurrencies on a daily basis to get to the bottom of the most common misconceptions.

Can you, and should you, accept Apple Pay?

Balancing the benefits and the costs of new or upgraded point of sale equipment are key considerations when deciding whether Apple Pay is a good move for your business.

Commentary: Retailers are leading the fight toward greater security

Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA, calls on Congress to pass legislation that enacts a single, preemptive national data breach notification standard.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Conference, held April 29 in Boston, will explore the growing trend of consumers using bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

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Goorin Bros. achieves PCI compliance with fingerprint readers

Employees log on with their unique biometric credential and are automatically logged off after each transaction.

Zumigo launches validation service for online retailers

Identity verification company Zumigo Corp. has introduced what it says is the industry's first merchant payments validation service based on the real-time location of a customer's mobile phone, as well as a service to verify consumers' identity and credit card credentials during online purchases to prevent e-commerce fraud.

Study finds 330 million payment cards 'in the clear'

More than 6 in 10 businesses store unencrypted cardholder data, SecurityMetrics says.

Intel lists job opening for cryptocurrency researcher

International developer Intel appears to be engaging the world of cryptocurrency with a job listing for a cryptocurrency researcher. According to the job posting, the primary job of the candidate would be to, "Investigate hardware and software capabilities that advance the performance, robustness, and scalability of open, decentralised ledgers."

Visa hits the road

The card giant has embarked on a nationwide tour to explain how and why businesses should prepare to accept chip transactions.

GameStop buying customer gift cards issued by other retailers

More than 90 retail branded gift cards are accepted, including Barnes & Noble, Gap, JCPenney and Target.

Ingenico releases new mPOS device for contactless payments

The RP170c is fully compatible with the Ingenico Mobile Solutions m-commerce platform, including its mPOS application, management portals and gateway to instantly accept all of the latest NFC payment methods.

Data security, omnichannel initiatives top retail CIOs' priority lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

TouchSuite launches POS for SMB retailers

The tablet-based POS includes capabilities such as drag and drop functionality, automated commissions, exchange processing, customizable inventory, wireless print capabilities for labeling, built-in tax rates, and a marketing suite.

SSL no longer acceptable for data protection, PCI SSC says

Weaknesses in the secure socket layers protocol will require revisions to the PCI DSS — and upgrades to providers' encryption methods.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

Pyrim intros tool designed to provide clarity to mobile commerce

Product lists over 100 consumer-facing, mobile commerce products and each is fully described and mapped to the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Mobeewave secures funding from Russian firm for mPOS expansion

Montreal-based company claims it is the world's first and only provider of dongle-free NFC mobile payment terminal products enabling payment acceptance on smart devices.

NRF issues statement on White House Cybersecurity Summit

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held today at Stanford University:

Starbucks' iOS app gets Apple Pay support

Users now can reload their prepaid card with the touch of a finger.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.