Security companies form pact for mobile authentication

The Feedzai and Encap Security announce partnership is designed to support banks and merchants in making modern banking and commerce safe.

Home Depot confirms data breach

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

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.

Survey says 45 percent of shoppers don't trust retailers to keep their data safe

Retail marketing firm Interactions has released its third Retail Perceptions trend report, "Retail's Reality: Shopping Behavior After Security Breaches." According to the report, 44 percent of shoppers surveyed have had personal information stolen from a security breach. The risk is...

One in four consumers are victims of card fraud

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries has revealed that one in four consumers has been a victim of card fraud in the last five years. The study, conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group,...

RILA announces cybersecurity initiative

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced today that it will expand its commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy by launching a comprehensive initiative to address evolving cyber-threats and to promote additional safeguards for personal data in the payment ecosystem. The...

NRF: Holiday return fraud will cost $3.4B

As one of the most serious, but often most misunderstood, retail loss prevention issues, return fraud costs retailers billions of dollars every year. According to NRF’s 2013 Return Fraud Survey completed by loss prevention executives at 62 retail companies, the...

Checkpoint launches RFID system for retail point-of-exit

Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, which the company says delivers improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit. Overhead 2.0 is a key component...

Webinar will look at increasing conversion rates on mobile apps

Mobile Payments Today and Jumio will present a live webinar, "How Travelocity Increased Conversion Engagement on its Mobile Apps," on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.

Checkpoint intros hardware for RFID transition

Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced the launch of EVOLVE Exclusive E10, a range of RF- and RFID-based antennas designed to match a retailer's aesthetics. The EVOLVE...

Revel announces EMV and PCI compatibility

Revel Systems today announced that its iPad POS system now provides EMV compatibility in preparation for upcoming deadlines for EMV certification and PCI compliance. With credit card fraud on the rise and standards set to change over the next few...

CradlePoint demos cloud-based 'connected retail experience' at NRF BIG Show

CradlePoint, a provider of 3G/4G wireless networking for the distributed enterprise, today announced its participation at the 2013 National Retail Federation BIG Show, showcasing solutions that include digital signage and interactive kiosks. CradlePoint will be showcasing wireless network solutions, an...

Self-checkout theft detection to showcase at NRF

Theft at the self-checkout is an ongoing issue for retailers. According to StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, theft occurs five times more at self-checkout than manned checkout — a figure gathered by the company's theft-detecting Self-Checkout Accelerator. The company announced that...

Invisible EAS tags unveiled by Nedap

Nedap Retail has announced a solution to the bulky plastic security tags that often hinder the shopper experience of trying on clothes. The company, in a partnership with Kovio, today unveiled a new category of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags...

Barnes & Noble admits to hacker attack

Barnes & Noble customers should be closely watching their credit card statements following a recent hacker attack on the bookseller. According to reports, shoppers' credit card information was compromised at 63 locations across the country. The company confirmed that the breach was first noticed on Sept.

Walmart, American Express roll out Bluebird

According to an article on, Walmart and American Express are launching a prepaid card that they say offers unique services designed to help shoppers manage and control their everyday finances. The card, named Bluebird, began during a pilot program...

Smartphone Armageddon a real threat, article reports

With personal finance transactions moving from the PC to the smartphone, there is a growing concern with security and the temptation for skilled hackers to retrieve sensitive information from mobile devices. It's dubbed "smartphone Armageddon" in an article on,...

NRF: No retailer immune to organized retail crime

Growing in severity, number and type, retailers are reporting organized retail crime (ORC) has become more troublesome than ever before. Of the 125 retail companies surveyed for NRF's eighth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, a record-setting (96.0 percent) say their...

Webinar provides simple overview of the complexities of EMV

Retail Customer Experience recently hosted the webinar "EMV is coming to the U.S.

EarthLink releases software to help retailers focus on core business

EarthLink, an IT services and communications provider with hundreds of local, regional and national retail clients such as GNC, HoneyBaked Ham and The Sleep Train, has launched EarthLink Complete, a suite of voice, data and Internet solutions that will expand...

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