First Data and Verifone partner to fight consumer payment data theft

First Data will offer Verifone's Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the United States.

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Survey names 'naughty,' 'nice' online retailers when it comes to security

Criteria for judgment included password requirements, personal information requested and how much effort they put into helping their customers follow good security practices.

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.

Obama executive order calls for 'BuySecure' initiative

An executive order from the president directs the government to lead the way in securing financial transactions and sensitive data — and in pushing toward nationwide adoption of EMV.

PCI 3.0 is a wake-up call for SAQ C merchants

Merchants should be prepared to increase their security measures if they are going to comply with the PCI 3.0 standard.

An in-depth look at Apple Pay, and what it means for retailers

Apple introduces mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. The company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

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.

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.

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).

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Hancock Fabrics upgrades tech for POS, inventory, training

James Hayes, division vice president of IT for Hancock Fabrics, estimates that EarthLink's multi-faceted solution will save Hancock Fabrics approximately 20 percent over their previous plan.

CardFlight inks pact with merchant services provider for mobile POS

Partnership to provide a custom mobile POS solution to merchants through its sponsor bank's network of retail branches.

'Payment experience' designed to bridge multichannel gap

SALT Technology Inc. announced a new payment experience designed to bridge the gap between online, physical and mobile channels for customer checkout.

Vantiv prepped to roll out Durbin-compliant EMV card solutions

Having completed the first US Common AID-enabled EMV debit transaction with US merchants, Vantiv will begin production of Visa- and MasterCard-certified cards in January.

First Data unveils Clover mobile POS

Armed with Clover Mobile, merchants can place orders, take secure payments, scan inventory, clock in employees, sync sales data with their accounting packages and generate marketing insights that can lead to stronger, enduring customer relationships, all with a portable, tablet-sized device.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Visa champions nationwide chip card education campaign

The company will work with public- and private-sector partners in an effort to educate merchants, policymakers, civic leaders and consumers about EMV.

Half of US POS terminals will be chip-enabled by end of 2015

Massive data breaches in the past year seem to have prodded retailers to take action to curb their potential exposure to losses from fraud.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

European PCI community confab addresses future of payments security

The conference focused on providing a greater understanding of PCI standards, solutions and services and their application in today's business environment.

EarthLink launches PCI Compliance Solutions Suite

EarthLink Holdings Corp., a managed network and cloud solutions provider for multiunit businesses, announced the launch of a new PCI Compliance Solutions suite.

Home Depot breach reportedly generating card fraud

Banks aren't confirming it and Home Depot insists that no PIN data was taken, but sources say bank accounts have been compromised.

Home Depot data breach comes into focus

The account information for 56 million payment cards was compromised in a malware attack that lasted five months.

ID TECH lists new mPOS as Visa Ready

UniPay is a combination magnetic stripe and EMV mobile reader that connects through the audio jack port of a mobile device.

TNS unveils new cardholder data encryption solution

TNS' Managed POS Encryption includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave's hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption.

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