Thursday , April 19, 2018

Fraud & Security

PayPal Leads Juniper Mobile Wallet Rankings

Mobile-wallet usage is expected to increase in 2019 as almost 2.1 billion consumers worldwide choose the payment option, predicts Juniper Research Ltd. In its “Mobile Wallets: Service Provider Analysis, Market Opportunities & Forecasts 2018-2022” report released Wednesday, United Kingdom-based Juniper notes that next year’s forecasted number of mobile-wallet users is …

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Chicago Commuter-Rail Agency Will End Online Ticket Sales in Part To Avoid PCI Costs

Metra, the commuter-rail agency in the Chicago area, will cease selling tickets on its Web site in late June, partly to avoid payment card security expenses. Riders, however, will still have a mobile-ticketing option through the Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra fare system. Metra, which operates 11 transit lines and carries …

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Cash Demand Isn’t Going Away, So Fiserv Expands Its CardFree Cash Service to More ATMs

Bank processors over the past several years have worked to combine cardless technology with a continuing consumer demand for cash, a trend that took on momentum on Wednesday with an announcement from Fiserv Inc. that three ATM manufacturers are now supporting the company’s 3-year-old CardFree Cash service. ATM makers Genmega, …

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KFC Adopts Ingenico POS Service for EMV and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/3/18

POS equipment maker Ingenico Group said KFC Corp., a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., migrated its U.S. payment system to Ingenico’s Telium semi-integrated POS service. Consumers now can make chip-and-sign, chip-and-PIN, magnetic-stripe, and contactless transactions at KFC locations. Online shopping-cart provider 3dcart said its upcoming version 8.1 will support Google …

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Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach Exposes 5 Million Card Numbers

Data from 5 million stolen credit and debit cards is coming up for sale, and a cybersecurity firm says the cards were used at retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Saks’ off-price chain Saks Off Fifth. Many details about the breach remain unknown, including the extent to which …

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A Scan of 35 Popular Crypto Exchanges Exposes Some Alarmingly Weak Password Policies

With digital currencies booming in popularity over the past year or so, the security of the digital exchanges that convert users’ fiat money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is coming into clearer focus—and the picture isn’t consistently pretty, according to a survey released this week. Some popular exchanges allow users to …

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How Tweaks to Visa’s Chargeback Program Are Expected To Speed Up Resolutions

Visa Inc. is altering its chargeback-resolution program to condense the reason codes into four categories, amend the time to resolve a disputed transaction, and make other changes. According to data on a Chase Paymentech site, the changes are set to go into effect April 15 because the card brand wants to …

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Eye on E-Commerce Fraud: CyberSource And Worldpay Harness Machine Learning And Big Data

Machine learning and huge swaths of data are being enlisted in the battle to counter online fraud, with CyberSource announcing an enhancement to its fraud-prevention service and processor Worldpay Inc. launching a new fraud-prevention service Wednesday at MRC 2018, the annual conference held by the Merchant Risk Council. CyberSource, a …

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ACI’s UnionPay Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-22-18

NCR Corp. announced that chairman and CEO Bill Nuti will step down for health reasons after its board of directors completes a search for his replacement “in the next couple of months.” Nuti then will serve as chairman emeritus and a consultant to the ATM and point-of-sale payment technology provider. …

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Orbitz Breach Exposes Risks to Partners, and the Vulnerabilities of Older Technology

Another day, another data breach. But each one has lessons for the payments industry, and that includes the breach disclosed Tuesday by online travel-services provider Expedia Inc.’s Orbitz subsidiary. Hackers accessed one of Orbitz’s older systems and thereby may have exposed 880,000 payment card numbers on file, according to press …

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