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.
Today's retail stakes are too high for "lies, damned lies, and statistics."
In the opening session for the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, Gartner vice president of research Michael McGuire shared his view of how retailers should approach mobile technology, as well as some new statistics on mobile usage.
The retail world today is epitomized by near-global access to the Internet and speedy adoption rates of smartphones.
The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.
Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.
Retailers who approach their offerings to act more like a partner than a promoter will likely emerge the victors in the future of retail.
Here are some hard lessons learned for retailers concerning data breaches.
The EMV card is a physical asset that provides security via encryption. The next step is to duplicate this security virtually.
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London-based optician Kite GB has installed a touchscreen mirror in its East End store, with help from technology provider Zytronic.
The new features enable retailers to maximize existing investments in iOS devices for RFID inventory transactions and to support in-store mobility strategies.
Footwear manufacturer New Balance is partnering with Oregon-based Brandlive to produce a four-day series of online and in-store video events, all designed to promote the debut of the latest version of the company's 880 running shoe line to retail customers as well as retail store employees.
Swirl beacons installed in retail shopping locations throughout North America will be used to trigger delivery of value-added lifestyle content and personalized offers to over 9 million Epicurious mobile app users.
TouchCommerce has announced its newest solution, TouchStore, which it says enables retailers to enhance the omni-channel shopping experience for in-store customers by providing personalized online assistance through mobile devices.
Sitecore has announced an early access program for Sitecore Commerce, which it says is the first enterprise-grade .NET customer experience management solution with fully integrated commerce functionality.
Ugam has announced Assortment Intelligence, a solution that it says generates insights for retailers about what products to keep, carry and drop, based on real-time data collection and analysis.
The expansion of the program across a broader number of Simon's malls, Premium Outlet and Mills centers is expected to be completed by spring of 2015.
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 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.
NoshList has added reservations and scheduling features to its app, to help businesses further manage their daily wait lists. The Reservations feature has been added to the company's iPad, Android and web platforms. It can be used to make reservations...
Under the agreement, Shelfbucks will roll out its platform to GameStop stores in its test markets, including Austin and College Station, Texas, beginning in August.
Digital currency firm BitPay has announced a new pricing plan which offers basic payment processing free-of-charge, forever.
HBC Department Store Group today announced it is deploying the Swirl in-store beacon marketing platform to deliver digital experiences to consumers' smartphones while they shop in the company's department stores in Canada and the U.S.
Earlier this week, Target unveiled its new iOS app "In a Snap," which lets users scan images of products in an advertisement and either purchase them or save them for later.
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Tyco Retail Solutions announced that Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has awarded Tyco a chain-wide contract for RFID-based inventory intelligence. The Tyco solution is currently deployed in 700 Zara stores across 22 countries, the companies said...