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Why Commerce's 'Green' Card Automates Environmentalism
Commerce Bank of Kansas City, Mo., has found its customers want to save the planet, but don't want to think too hard about it, so the issuer partnered with Sustain:Green for cards that offset carbon emissions.  more »
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There's a classic approach behind many of the retail cyberattacks that make the news: Backoff malware, which “sniffs” the traffic that flows on a network to identify and steal credit card data passed between point of sale (POS) terminals. more »
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Fiserv has agreed to use Fujitsu's handprint-scanning system for fraud prevention in its account-processing product. more »
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Discover Financial Services is ready to take a few steps — measured, tentative, exhaustively analyzed steps — down the credit spectrum, its chief executive said. more »
PayPal's gotten off to a rousing start as an independent company, but Visa CEO Charlie Scharf doesn't appear to be worried. more »
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When a country migrates to EMV chip cards to improve its security, the fraudsters will move to another channel, but not necessarily another nation. more »
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Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods, Ill., continued its run of quarterly profit declines in the second quarter, due primarily to higher costs for compliance, marketing and customer rewards. more »
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Amex will terminate its agreement with Costco in the U.S. next year, a relationship that accounted for 20 percent of Amex's worldwide loans and 8 percent of customer spending. more »
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As more point of sale terminals include connections to the Internet and customers' mobile devices, payment companies may need to consider themselves in an "Internet of Things" environment — with all of the risks that implies. more »
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Data breaches happen so frequently these days that many consumers have “breach fatigue.” However, the threat does not die when public interest does. Stolen data moves faster than breaches can be detected, heightening the risk for merchants. more »
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When a cyberthief attacked Ashley Madison — a dating website for cheaters — with the stated goal of demonstrating that the site’s mechanism for deleting customer data didn’t work, it sent a signal that should be heeded by any company that handles sensitive data. more »
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Apple Inc. showed how to combine biometrics and tokenization in a mainstream product, and now companies of all sizes are working to build on this combination. more »
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Ashley Madison, an online extramarital dating service that claims to protect users’ privacy and security, has had its customer database compromised. more »