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Data Security Takes a Page from Bank Branch Security
No security offering can totally eliminate network data breaches, but fast detection can prevent a successful attack from becoming a large-scale disaster.  more »
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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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Even with the card networks' U.S. EMV migration deadline half a year away, basic knowledge of EMV technology is still poor. Fime is addressing this concern by offering its expertise to American issuers such as credit unions and community banks, which may need additional knowledge but are reluctant to outsource their entire EMV project. more »
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EMV will require new payment processes that, while seemingly small to those instituting the change, require a shift in behavior that could feel monumental to consumers. more »
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Chief Executive Officer Ken Chenault is under pressure to demonstrate how Amex can recover from setbacks including the end of a partnership with Costco Wholesale Corp. more »
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Reports that Target is close to paying MasterCard nearly $20 million to reimburse credit unions and banks for the costs associated with the retailer's 2013 data breach is not good enough for one CU trade group. more »
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The number of merchants and vendors that care about addressing fraud and managing risk has decreased over the past year, as their attention drifts to the complexity of new payment systems. more »
A still frame from an ad showing how to freeze a Discover card account.
Several issuers use card controls to soothe consumer fears, and Discover is building on this foundation to engage consumers at the network level and encourage more frequent and sophisticated use of mobile devices. 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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MasterCard Inc. and Target Corp. are in talks about a settlement in which the retailer would pay banks about $20 million for costs they incurred in its 2013 data breach, a person familiar with the matter said. more »
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While issuers and merchants scramble to issue EMV-chip cards in the U.S., Gemalto is taking a longer view into the cards' environmental impact when they are discarded as part of regular reissuance. more »
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The payment companies that serve micro merchant communities face many inventive fraud schemes, and the fraudsters behind them are getting wiser about how to appear legitimate. more »
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Lyle Beckwith of the National Association of Convenience Stores argues that debit card interchange is unfairly high. But this argument ignores several key points. more »