Friday , October 19, 2018

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Paycosmos’ ‘ISO in a Box’ Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/25/18

Paycosmos, a provider of virtual and point-of-sale terminals, has teamed with payments provider linked2pay to launch “ISO in a Box,” a platform that offers sales agents support with acquiring and underwriting merchants and help with payments technology. Cashierless technology like that of Amazon Go will account for $45 billion in …

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Full PCI Compliance Drops for the First Time in Six Years, Verizon Reports

Full compliance with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard dropped in 2017 for the first time in six years, according to a report released Tuesday by Verizon Communications Inc. New York City-based Verizon’s PCI-qualified security-assessment service, one of the largest in card-related security industry, says 52.5% of the organizations it …

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PayPal Says It Is Shutting Down Payments for the Controversial Infowars Properties

The payments business has become even more complicated than usual in recent years by politics, a point driven home on Friday when PayPal Holdings Inc. announced it will stop processing payments for the controversial Infowars Web site and related properties. “We do not take these actions lightly and we work …

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The PCI Council Will Take Further Comments on an Updated Point-to-Point Encryption Standard

When security managers and executives gather this week for the PCI Security Standards Council’s annual North America Community Meeting, one of the topics sure to be on their minds is point-to-point encryption (P2PE) of payment card data. The Council reported Friday that it plans to issue a new version of …

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How iZettle Could Boost PayPal’s Long-Held Strategy to Embrace the Physical Point of Sale

For years, PayPal Holdings Inc. has worked to expand its reach to physical merchants, and now, with the closing on Thursday of its $2.2 billion acquisition of Stockholm-based iZettle AB, the digital-payments company is taking a significant step in achieving that ambition. At a stroke, the acquisition brings to PayPal …

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Bay Area Transit Board To Consider a Big Fare Contract, but Open-Loop Payments Aren’t Included

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission next week will consider a $461 million contract with Cubic Transportation Systems to modernize the Clipper fare-payment system used by 22 separate transit agencies in the region. The upgrade will retain the closed-loop Clipper card that uses near-field communication for contactless fare …

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Nxt-ID To Spin Off Payments Business and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/21/18

Nxt-ID Inc. announced it will spin off its payments, authentication, and credential-management assets, including its FitPay unit, into a separate and independent company. It expects to complete the transaction by Nov. 15. Michael Orlando, currently chief operating officer at Nxt-ID and president of FitPay, will become chief executive of the …

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Amazon Could Have a Ready-Made Customer Base for a Bank, Bain Reports

With rumors circulating that Amazon.com Inc. is interested in getting into banking and also preparing to open thousands more cashier-less stores, new research results released by management-consulting firm Bain & Co. claim that a large pool of consumers would be willing to bank with the online retailing giant. “Our survey …

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How A Swarm of Malicious Bots Is Making ‘Credential Stuffing’ a Huge Problem

Make no mistake, criminals are unrelenting in trying to get to sensitive data. In the eight months from November through June, more than 30 billion malicious login attempts were tracked by Akamai Technologies, a Web-services company, in its 2018 State of the Internet report released Wednesday. In May and June …

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Fattmerchant Makes QuickBooks Online Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/19/18

Mobile POS specialist CardFlight released version 5.0 of its SwipeSimple payment-acceptance service. Among the new features are pairing receipt printers and countertop hardware for issuing receipts via a mobile printer; discount options; item images; and a virtual terminal with address-verification support. Payments provider Fattmerchant announced an integration with QuickBooks Online …

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