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Backoff is the new standard by which other malware will be judged

Every now and then, hackers develop a piece of malware that is so insidious, it changes the landscape of computer security. While there are many contenders for this dubious list, CodeRed, Zeus, and now Backoff are certainly worthy of inclusion.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

5 Lessons Learned From Recent Retail Data Breaches [infographic]

Here are some hard lessons learned for retailers concerning data breaches.

What host card emulation means for mobile payment security

The EMV card is a physical asset that provides security via encryption. The next step is to duplicate this security virtually.

UK shoppers are using less cash

Self-checkout and new ways to pay are leading to a decrease in the use of cash in the U.K., according to a BRC study.

The three main things customers want from mobile payments

How can you get customers to adopt mobile payments? Make them a value-added benefit that improves their retail experience.

Retailers using mobile payment platform LevelUp get iBeacon support

The Boston-based company says customers increased spend after merchants integrated iBeacon.

Retailers launch comprehensive cyber intelligence sharing center

The R-CISC is an independent organization, the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC).

Learning from Heartbleed: 5 ways online retailers can stay safe and ready

Even with protections in place for standard security events, online retailers must understand that Heartbleed was truly an acute event.

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FreedomPay unveils PCI-certified P2PE tech for merchants

Commerce platform FreedomPay has unveiled what it says is North America’s first PCI certified fully functional, point-to-point encryption payment technology as part of its cloud-based FreedomPay Commerce Platform.

Square expands capital program

Victory Park Capital invests in Square so that mPOS provider can target more small businesses with lending opportunities.

Kaspersky study finds consumers nonchalant about data security

When it comes to protecting their personal and financial information online, consumers just might be their own worst enemy.

Square goes on the defensive in light of Amazon Local Register

The mPOS provider addressed in a blog post what it called myths about it pricing, service and a number of other issues.

Supervalu the latest brand to report data breach

The company doesn't specify that PIN numbers were stolen, but refers to 'other numerical information' in the announcement that its POS system was compromised.

PassMarket, NCR Silver connect to enhance mobile shopping experience

The iMobile3 PassMarket mobile app provides customers with rewards, offers, gifting, messaging, store locator and payment features to simplify the shopping experience for customers using their mobile devices.

Retail spending growth reaches 11-month high in July

Overall retail spending growth was at its strongest levels in a year as nearly all retail categories turned in improved numbers.

CFPB issues advisory on digital currency risk, invites consumer complaints

The CFPB has previously shown an inclination toward rule-making in response to consumer complaints; now it has Bitcoin and other digital currencies in its sights.

Research: 'Preparing for 2015: The Year of the Liability Shift'

A new Mercator research note explores factors influencing the willingness, motivation and speed of payments players in implementing EMV technology.

Wipit expands product offering to include in-app barcode payments at retail POS

Mobile wallet provider's wallet is aimed at financially underserved consumers.

Global Payments to offer bitcoin acceptance

Payment solution provider Global Payments Inc. announced that it has signed a referral agreement with BitPay that will allow Global Payments to incorporate cryptocurrency into its product suite and to offer bitcoin payment acceptance to its worldwide merchants.

Target takes a Q2 hit of $148M in costs from data breach

The figure includes estimated probable losses for what the company believes to be 'the vast majority of actual and potential breach-related claims,' including claims by payment card networks.

Department of Homeland Security warns retailers of new POS malware

Backoff uses a variety of methods to compromise the POS, including keylogging and injecting malicious code into explorer.exe. That second one is particularly nasty because it means the exploit will still be there if the machine is turned off or rebooted.

Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mPOS product

Ingenico Group announced Thursday that Moneris Solutions Corp., Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, has selected Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mobile product, according to a press release.

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

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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.