StoreNext to offer the LaneHawk shrink-prevention system

StoreNext Retail Technologies, a division of Retalix, announced that it will distribute the LaneHawk bottom-of-basket scanning system.

Lack of training leads to data security threats

CIO: A large number of employees copy secure data to USB drives or turn off security settings in mobile devices like laptops, which could put a company's data at risk, according to a survey released by Ponemon Institute on Wednesday....

EC sets privacy requirements for RFID tags

PC World: The European Commission Tuesday set a code of conduct for companies using RFID tags that it hopes will safeguard citizens' privacy and allow the quick rollout of the new technology. Among the requirements of the code of conduct is the automatic deactivation of tags at the point of sale once purchase is completed.

Sensormatic lets retailers openly, safely display high-theft items

SINGAPORE — ADT announced today a comprehensive new line of Sensormatic safers with Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) capabilities. Also known as "keepers," this retail solution can help retailers protect a wide-range of high-theft products, such as batteries, razor blades, fragrances, DVDs, ink cartridges and health and beauty care items.

Critics tear into PCI at congressional hearing

Computerworld: At a congressional hearing last week, federal lawmakers and retail industry officials contended that the PCI security rules have done little to stop payment card data thefts and fraud. "I do want to dispel the myth once and for all that PCI compliance is enough to keep a company secure," said Rep.

Payments processor uncovers what might be biggest breach ever

Heartland Payment Systems has learned it was the victim of a security breach within its processing system in 2008. The company believes the intrusion is contained. In an interview with the Washington Post, company president and chief financial officer Robert Baldwin said his company processes about 100 million transactions per month.

NRF: New ArcaTech solution allows tighter cash control in retail environments

MEBANE, N.C. — ArcaTech Systems, a supplier of transaction automation solutions for the financial, retail and self-service industries, is highlighting its new retail cash automation solution at the NRF Big Show '09 in New York. ArcaTech's technology allows merchants to control cash in retail environments.

Linux kiosks more secure than Windows-based self-service systems, one researcher says

Computerworld: Kiosks running Linux are more secure than those running Windows, says Mac Jones of Whangarei-based Netstop after Computerworld's report on attack-code targeting Windows kiosks. The Windows operating system was designed for people at home and in offices, who, naturally, wouldn't try to hack their own computers.

Blackfin processor powers in-store communications appliance

NORWOOD, Mass. — Analog Devices Inc. announced the adoption of the Blackfin embedded processor in the new Indyme Solutions Connect-LX in-store communications and event processing appliance. This integrated hardware platform controls communications data streams in retail environments connecting store customers...

NRF, Retail Customer Experience announce pavilion partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — NetWorld Alliance, publisher of Retail Customer Experience magazine and, and the National Retail Federation have announced a partnership to design and launch the Customer Experience Pavilion at NRF's 98th Annual Convention & Expo, to be held Jan. 11‐14, 2009, at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Mythbusters' host: Credit companies gagged RFID segment

The Consumerist: When the popular Discovery channel show "Mythbusters" began research on an RFID story, credit card companies paid a visit to channel executives.

PCI Council summarizes changes coming in next version of standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security...

Solidcore 'runtime control' secures the POS

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Solidcore Systems Inc., provider of software to detect and prevent unwanted change, has released POS Check and Control for easily securing and controlling distributed retail POS systems and kiosks. The solution is based on Solidcore's "runtime control"...

Bit9 unveils kiosk, POS security solution

BOSTON — Enterpirse application specialist Bit9 has introduced a security solution for companies with kiosks and point-of-sale systems. According to a news release,the Bit9 Parity for POS allows retailers with a POS system or kiosk to control and secure information,...

ID Insight launches next-gen ID verification tool

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Identity-fraud risk assessment company ID Insight has launched CompleteID, a verification solution that not only analyzes the "who," but also the "where" and "when." "While traditional verification solutions focus solely on identity, CompleteID uses more data and...

Web shoppers swayed by site design

Bluhalo: Some 80 percent of online shoppers are willing to use sites that are well presented and easy to use, according to research by A total of 69 percent said they were "inclined" to purchase items from a "well-designed" site.

Checkpoint acquires OAT to become one-stop RFID shop

RFID Journal: Checkpoint Systems of Thorofare, N.J., announced that it would acquire OATSystems of Waltham, Mass. Checkpoint is best known for its leadership as a provider of electronic article surveillance and related anti-theft solutions to retailers; the publicly-traded company booked $834 million in revenue in 2007.

Report sheds light on tricky security issues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Consumer fraud and identity theft numbers have risen steadily over the past few years, and, whether you realize it or not, your customers are taking notice. In fact, according to "Data Security and Privacy: Best Practices for...

Retailers pilot new shrink management tech

THOROFARE, N.J. — Checkpoint Systems Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, announced that a number of major retailers are now piloting its Evolve shrink management technology,...

Opinion: Changing the POS security burden

SC Magazine: Rosen Sharma, CTO of Solidcore, writes about the need for retailers to always stay a step ahead of thieves in their use of payment technology: "POS payment devices, servers and self-service kiosks have enjoyed rapid deployment. Most make use of off-the-shelf components and readily available operating systems.

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