Target data breach shows importance of maintaining PCI compliance

  • March 17, 2014

Whenever there is a breach of payment information, someone at the business where it occurred is going to be held accountable. According to the New York Times, in the wake of one of the biggest …

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MasterCard, Visa announce new payment security group

  • March 12, 2014

This blog has covered the increasing push by MasterCard and Visa to speed up the adoption of certain payment technologies and solutions like EMV and near-field communication (NFC). The Senate …

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Mobile POS services more popular with taxi drivers

  • February 27, 2014

Many small businesses that work in non-traditional means have been forced to get creative when it comes to accepting payments. For example, attendance at farmers markets and craft fairs can be a …

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What are the latest technology trends for small businesses?

  • February 27, 2014
The technology landscape is changing rapidly, and in no place is this more obvious than for small businesses. A recent article from Vertical Systems Reseller examined several of the hottest …

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PIN a secondary security feature to EMV

  • February 27, 2014
On the outskirts of the United States payment industry sits the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) chip card standard. It's a system that has been bandied about for some time for U.S. adoption and …

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Has cash finally been replaced?

  • February 25, 2014

There have been several major shifts in the payment industry over the last decade. The use of plastic has increased, eCommerce has grown dramatically and mobile devices have started to gain a …

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MasterCard, Visa make strides to improve NFC adoption

  • February 24, 2014

Near field communication (NFC) technology has been generating headlines around the payment industry for some time. Its inclusion in the hardware of Apple devices has been rumored, but …

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EMV technology to be required by the end of 2015

  • February 19, 2014
Last week, this blog covered the fact that "Chip-and-PIN" technology was a focal point of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Executives from both Target and Neiman Marcus said they have plans to use the …

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What the Target breach means for the new PCI compliance standards

  • February 13, 2014

With the news of the security breach of Target's POS system and servers, as well as the ensuing investigation that found the malware used was linked to several other attacks last year, many …

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'Chip-and-PIN' a focal point during Senate Judiciary hearing

  • February 13, 2014
Last week, this blog covered the news that several retail executives and industry leaders would be heading to Washington to answer questions in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the …

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