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Fraudsters 'Punk' Windows Point of Sale Terminals with New Malware
An advanced strain of malware is capable of attacking Windows point of sale terminals, stealing cardholder data and upgrading itself while hiding in plain sight.  more »
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Amazon long ago redesigned the way consumers shop and pay online, and it envisions a retail environment where payments happen just as seamlessly and shoppers never even need to slow down to check out. more »
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Costco Wholesale Corp. has attained a goal that retailers have sought for years: near-zero expenses for credit-card payments. more »
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MasterCard has joined forces with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to deploy its Qkr app at the product's first restaurant location in the United States. more »
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Taco Bell will start its first customer-loyalty program later this year in an effort to keep diners coming into the restaurants regularly. more »
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The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released its 3.1 update to the industry's data security standards April 15 to address the payment data vulnerabilities of the Secure Sockets Layer encryption protocol. more »
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The restaurant chain Olive Garden will begin using Ziosk tablets to accept payments at the table starting next month. more »
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Papa John's is integrating its mobile and online checkout process with Venmo, a PayPal-owned system that fuses mobile and social networking to enable person to person payments. more »
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After a making a number of adjustments to overcome a shaky start, Google Wallet is starting to build momentum with merchants, this week adding Shopify, Dunkin Donuts and Seamless to the roster of companies supporting the search company's mobile wallet. more »
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With only six months to go before the EMV chip-card liability shift takes effect, many U.S. merchants are not yet aware of the EMV migration. more »
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WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a massive lawsuit against more than a dozen debt collectors, payment processors and related entities that the agency said failed to detect fraudulent collection tactics. more »
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Convinced that consumers know the Brink's name and associate it with strong security, prepaid card provider NetSpend has launched a Brink's-branded prepaid card. more »
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Square's heavy focus on merchant services now includes introductory marketing tools aimed at small businesses already using the mobile point of sale company to email coupons to customers based on how often they visit a store. more »
Merchants and consumers are more mindful of security than ever, but there is still much work to be done to educate them on how to protect account data and prepare for the shift to EMV-chip cards. Fortunately, the industry has help. The ETA, which recently appointed Wells Fargo exec Debra Rossi as its president, is welcoming more technology companies to its ranks to help members adapt to the shifting competitive landscape.