Saturday , January 18, 2020

Fraud & Security

2019 Holiday Sales Increased 4.1% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/17/20

The National Retail Federation reported 2019’s holiday retail sales grew 4.1% over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion. Online and other non-store sales rose 14.6% to $167.8 billion and are included in the totalE-commerce services and payments provider Shopify Inc. is offering new businesses what it calls “starter loans” of $200 through …

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Eye on Acquirers: Boom Commerce Debuts; NAB Launches a New PCI Program

Acquirers are jumping into 2020 with major rebranding and PCI-compliance programs. First up is National Payment Systems. The Portland, Ore.-based company has a new name—Boom Commerce—and has expanded its executive team, the payments provider announced.  Helping to propel this shift is a credit facility with Acrewood Holdings LLC, a Bryn …

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Visa Checkout’s SRC Shift Begins Jan. 21 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/20

Visa Inc. said starting Jan. 21 merchants using Visa Checkout will transition to the card brand’s Secure Remote Commerce service. Visa says consumers that have enabled their cards with the service no longer will have to enter the primary account number for compliant transactions. The experience also is compatible with industry tokenization …

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Many ATM Operators Will Blow Tomorrow’s Upgrade Deadline, But Will That Matter Much?

ATM operators on Monday are literally on the eve of a critical upgrade deadline that many have not met, but some industry sources at least say the situation is far from disastrous. Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday will stop supporting its Windows 7 operating system, which runs most bank-owned ATMs in …

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Consumers Are Satisfied Making Contactless Payments, But Security Concerns Linger

Even though contactless credit and debit card transactions made by tapping a card against a point-of-sale device rely on the same standard as EMV dipped transactions, consumers have different impressions of the security benefits, a newly released study says. Indeed, 81% of the 1,350 consumers surveyed for the “Emerging Trends at …

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Mets To Play at Clover Park and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/13/20

In what could be the first time a stadium has been named after a payment platform, First Data Field, the St. Lucie, Fla. spring-training home of the New York Mets and the regular-season home of the St. Lucie Mets, the New York Mets’ Advanced-A minor-league affiliate, will have a new …

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Samsung SDS And Syniverse Partner on a Common Mobile-Payments Platform for ‘Anyone With a Phone’

A major enterprise software company and a mobile-technology provider late on Thursday announced an agreement to develop a service they say will provide a universal connection to mobile wallets and “simplify mobile payments for anyone with a phone.” The proposed service will combine application programming interface technology from software vendor …

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Some Fraudsters Are Emphasizing Quality in Their Attacks, Security Firm Says

So-called sophisticated attacks monitored by Mastercard Inc. subsidiary NuData Security jumped 430% in late 2019, with fraudsters deploying more human-aided online attacks rather than fully automated ones in order to fool the defenders. Those findings come from NuData’s “2019: Fraud Risk at a Glance” report released Thursday. NuData is a …

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Gift Card Spending Doubles and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/8/20

Consumers spent 7% more on gift cards during the 2019 holiday shopping season than in the same period in 2018, doubling the 3.4% gain seen in 2018 over 2017, according to data from prepaid program manager Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., which did not release absolute spending numbers.The U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau …

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Fingerprint ID Dominates Authentication, But Facial Recognition Is Growing Fast

With payments fraud growing every year, the pressure is on in markets worldwide to adopt more sophisticated technology to verify the identity of mobile users. Against that backdrop, the winning technology is fingerprint recognition, with facial-recognition systems presenting a fast-growing alternative, according to the latest study from United Kingdom-based Juniper …

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