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Visa Risk Chief: Security Basics Are Still Overlooked
Throughout the U.S., many companies are still not covering the essentials when protecting their systems, but the enemy is getting increasingly sophisticated and relentless, Visa's risk chief said.
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Fast-developing technologies are dumping fresh risk on a payments industry already reeling from a parade of data breaches, placing more pressure on cross-industry efforts to improve security. more »
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Large banks and card issuers are ready for the U.S. shift to chip-and-PIN technology, according to a report issued Wednesday. But the drop in fraud that is expected to result is unlikely to come any time soon. more »
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For the most part, big banks and trade groups have run the conversation on deploying a faster payment system in the U.S. But Nacha's recently proposed 8.2-cent fee for same-day Automated Clearing House payments has merchants taking notice. more »
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As the implementation of new anti-fraud measures for debit and credit cards looms, community banks must work with their processors and sharpen their customer service skills to ensure a smooth transition. more »
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When it comes to protecting sensitive payment data, call centers are often the forgotten operation, and card data leaks out unintentionally. Protected data spoken in one cubicle can be overheard by 20 nearby reps, along with any customers on the phone with those reps. more »
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For the past two years, acquirers and processors have taken aim at the lengthy EMV chip-card certification process as a major stumbling block for U.S. merchants preparing to upgrade from magnetic stripe technology in time to avoid a shift in fraud liability. more »
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U.S. gas stations can wait until October 2017 to begin accepting EMV-chip cards or face the consequence of an increase in fraud liability, but there's already concern that the work at gas pumps could stall. more »
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Thirty-four percent of merchants interviewed late last year for an Aite Group research report on EMV readiness had never heard of the U.S. migration to EMV-chip payment cards, despite the fast-approaching October 2015 deadline set by the card networks. more »
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A federal judge has upheld a Texas law that bars the state's retailers from charging an additional fee to customers who pay with a credit card. more »
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They included owners and managers of a photo scanning business, an auto repair shop, an office supplies provider, a furniture retailer and a family-run electronics store. more »
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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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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. more »
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