Tuesday , November 19, 2019

Kiosks & Ticketing Machines

How Cash-Out Attacks Are Becoming the Next Big Worry for ATM Operators

Payments executives are starting to go public with concerns about a growing type of ATM fraud called the cash-out attack. Unlike the well-known, single-machine attack known as jackpotting, cash-out frauds allow criminals to gain access to multiple machines simultaneously at the network level. They then employ accomplices to visit these …

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Kroger Lifts Visa Ban and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/30/19

The Kroger Co. lifted its acceptance ban on Visa credit cards at its Smith’s Food & Drug and Foods Co subsidiaries, according to news reports. Kroger, citing what it called high acceptance costs, first banned the cards at its small Foods Co chain in August 2018 and extended it to the larger Smith’s …

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Eye on Crypto: Moving Beyond Bitcoin ATMs; Fighting ‘Tribalism’ on the Blockchain

Facebook Inc. and its proposed Libra cryptocurrency may have stolen the headlines lately, but in the background companies are working to make cryptocurrency like Bitcoin easier to buy and sell by deploying specialized kiosks and simplifying what can seem to outsiders a quite abstruse payment process. One of the most …

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USA Technologies Finally Files Its Overdue Financial Reports

Unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Wednesday that it has filed overdue financial reports for its fiscal years 2019 and 2018 ended June 30, as well as several late quarterly reports. The company also restated financial data for some periods dating back to fiscal 2015. The new filings and …

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Turnkey Risk Rebrands as Humaitrix and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/19

Turnkey Risk Solutions, a risk-management firm specializing in first-party fraud, rebranded as Humaitrix LLC. Payments veterans John J. Leehy III joined the company as chief executive and Gregory W. Sahrmann joined as the chief operating officer. Amy Walraven, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. risk executive, is founder, president, and chief …

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USA Technologies Seeks Another Deadline Extension for Filing Late Reports; Shares Plunge

Already nearly a year late in filing the first of several overdue financial reports and with its stock facing delisting, vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported it has asked The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC for yet another extension to file required documents. The delay request is …

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Contactless Gets Another Boost With Mass Transit’s Embrace of Tap-And-Pay in Miami

Is 2019 turning into the year of contactless payment for mass transit? Miami-Dade County announced Wednesday it has started accepting contactless cards and mobile wallets at gates at 23 commuter train stations, with plans to include bus fares later this summer. The move follows New York City’s adoption in May …

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More Colleges Making Student IDs And Payments Available in Apple Wallet

Apple Inc. says 12 U.S. colleges, with more than 100,000 students, will enable contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet this school year. The students will be able to use their student IDs on iPhones and Apple Watches to enter buildings protected by keycard access, buy meals, and make purchases in college …

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How Ready Are Deployers for the Next Big Operating-System Conversion for ATMs?

Microsoft Corp. will stop supporting its Windows 7 operating system next January, and that’s set off the latest dash by ATM deployers to convert to the next OS while there’s still time. For most deployers, that’s Windows 10, but some might be in a better position to meet the deadline …

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Two Months on, Uber Transit Ticketing Is Averaging a 42% Weekly Growth Rate

Denver’s use of Uber for transit ticketing appears to be gaining traction among commuters. More than 1,200 tickets have been sold through the app since its May 3 launch, Uber Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday. That pegs growth at an average of 42% per week in the launch period, the ride-share …

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