Merchants' Security Still Lacking After Year of Big Breaches: Report
Despite the many high-profile breaches that occurred over the past year, too many businesses have not adopted strong security practices and as many as a third don't have a clear understanding of where their sensitive data is stored or how it is protected.
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Processor First Data is working more closely with long-time partner Underwriters Laboratories to speed up the EMV testing process and certify the chip-card technology in the U.S. more »
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A year after the Target data breach prompted retailers to step up their migration to EMV-chip acceptance, many consumers finally have EMV cards or can access the same security through Apple Pay's new mobile wallet. But will they finally change their habits? more »
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Chip testers FIME and Barnes International have developed a card personalization tool designed to help banks and card manufacturers get MasterCard-branded EMV-chip products to market sooner. more »
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Payment technology processor Acculynk has agreed to buy the intellectual property of PayPlum. more »
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Modern technology has turned the payments industry into a juggling act, particularly for those charged with deploying new techniques to protect payment card data. more »
The EMV chip-and-signature version of Square's mobile card reader, which it will sell for $29.
Square Inc. may have more incentive than other acquirers in urging merchant clients to accept EMV-chip cards, but its pricing strategy could deter some from adopting the secure technology. more »
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An executive order signed by President Obama on Friday that mandated the adoption of chip and PIN technology in government cards and enabled its use in facilities like Post Offices is a "meaningless gesture" that smacks of politics over substance. more »
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The White House is slated to unveil a major package of initiatives on Friday to increase data security for financial transactions, including an executive order to add chip-and-PIN technology to government-issued credit and debit cards. more »
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Next year's updates to the Payment Card Industry data security standards will give compliant retailers better protection, but hackers will be targeting the weaknesses of companies that don't put in extra effort. more »
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It's time for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to work with acquirers in providing merchants with "PCI in a box," said Stephen Orfei, the council's new general manager. more »
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MasterCard is establishing a foundation for mobile wallets in Europe by requiring the continent's merchants to accept contactless payments by the end of the decade. more »
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The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council is providing updated guidance for merchants to protect against fraudulent card skimming, which it says costs U.S. businesses and consumers $8 billion a year. more »
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