NRF updates 'buyer beware' product list

The National Retail Federation has added new products to a consumer alert about common household items being sold through some online auction sites, warning that these items could be stolen or tainted, posing health risks to consumers. NRF's warning comes in advance of a Congressional hearing this Thursday about organized retail crime.

Survey: Returns fraud will cost retailers $9.6 billion in 2009

Though return fraud continues to plague the retail industry, changes in policies have helped companies see improvements in some areas. According to NRF's annual Return Fraud Survey, completed by loss prevention executives at 134 retail companies, two-thirds of retailers (69...

ADT unveils pinless security tags that don't pierce merchandise

ADT Security Services announced the availability of its Sensormatic UltraLite PT, a pinless anti-shoplifting tag. The tag is designed to protect jeans, leather goods, shoes and handbags, which can be difficult to protect with traditional anti-theft tags that pierce the...

The Limited deploys video analytics system

DIGIOP Technologies, with technology provider ObjectVideo, has successfully completed a nationwide deployment of its video management systems for Limited Stores, LLC, a retailer of upscale women's apparel with 220 stores. The project consisted of the installation of DIGIOP's digital video...

NCR POS achieves PCI 1.2 compliance

DULUTH, Georgia — NCR Corporation announced that version 5.4 of the NCR Advanced Store POS solution has been accepted as meeting the most current standards designed to protect consumers' credit card information from potential security breaches. A comprehensive POS solution,...

London retailer puts shoplifter photos on its web site

Home Bargains, which operates 190 discount stores throughout the United Kingdom, is taking a rather drastic step in combating theft: it is uploading CCTV pictures of shoplifters to its web site. London's Telegraph reports that six offenders were shown throughout...

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,...

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