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.

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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).

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.

ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit to explore Bitcoin, mobile payments

At the Sept. 10-12 event in D.C., speakers from across the payments ecosystem will discuss the future of the industry.

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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.

Home Depot confirms data breach

Retailer is still in the process of determining the scope of the intrusion, which first began in April.

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.

Companies partner to expand WordPress e-commerce capabilities

WooThemes and 2Checkout collaborate to offer online payment technology in nearly 200 countries to accept payments in 26 currencies.

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.

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.

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.

The latest payment breach victim may be Goodwill Industries

Brian Krebs, the noted security blogger whose recent claim to fame was breaking the news of the Target breach, reports in his blog that banks are reporting a series of breaches at Goodwill stores across the country. Goodwill Industries International operates 165 thrift stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Globally 3 in 10 consumers don't trust retailers with securing their data

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries has revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data. The new study, "Global Consumers: Concerned and Willing to Engage in the Battle Against Fraud," is...

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