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COMMENTARY: Get Ready for EMV’s Longer—And Different—Transactions

With all the attention being given to the upcoming EMV liability-shift deadline on Oct. 1 in the United States, one important issue is getting overlooked. That’s the effect new chip cards and EMV software and equipment will have on the customer experience. According to a recent report on EMV from …

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Education—of Consumers and Merchants—Is Now a Crucial Goal For U.S. EMV Rollout

As the Oct. 1 EMV liability-shift date nears, and consumers begin receiving even more credit and debit cards bearing EMV chips, educating them and merchants on how the cards are used takes on even greater importance. Just last week, Target Corp. introduced a video and a series of questions-and-answers explaining …

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Peril of New Chargebacks Could Bring EMV Into Focus for Unaware Merchants

A significant chunk—44%—of small-business owners have no knowledge of the EMV liability shift coming Oct. 1. That finding from “Small Business EMV Readiness,” a report released by Javelin Strategy & Research this week, suggests that many might be in for a shock when their merchant-processing statements arrive in November and …

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Lying in Wait, Cyber Thieves Lick Their Chops in Anticipation of EMV Shift

The transition to an EMV-based payment card system in the United States could spur a long and sophisticated series of criminal attacks designed to separate consumers and banks from their funds. That’s one possible consequence, says Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Information Solutions Inc.’s Data Breach Resolution group. “Cyber …

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Samsung Pay’s Mag-Stripe Emulation Advantage Might Be Short-Lived

The debut of Samsung Pay in the United States is just a month away, but the ongoing migration of U.S. credit and debit cards to the EMV chip standard may already be eroding the nascent mobile-payment service’s unique advantage. Samsung Pay uses near-field communication (NFC) and, uniquely, a radio-frequency version …

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Why Signature Authentication Trumps PINs When It Comes to EMV Credit Cards

By John Stewart Just 45 days to go until the Oct. 1 deadline for EMV in the United States, and among the issues over which merchants are still wrangling with banks is whether EMV chip cards should be universally issued with PINs—credit cards as well as debit. Merchant groups have …

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With Certification Final, the DNA Offers Its Common AID for EMV Debit

By Kevin Woodward Financial institutions that are facing the U.S. conversion to EMV chip cards but have no global card brands on all or a portion of their debit card portfolios now have an option that helps them meet regulatory requirements. The Debit Network Alliance LLC, which is owned by …

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Does a ‘Shimmer’ on a Mexican ATM Portend a Fraud Threat to U.S. EMV Chip Cards?

A variant of a skimming device called a “shimmer,” which steals EMV chip card data, has been found on an ATM in Mexico, raising security questions as the United States converts to the EMV standard. The shimmer incident was first disclosed Tuesday by security reporter Brian Krebs of the KrebsOnSecurity …

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COMMENTARY: A Five-Point Checklist for Merchants Trying To Beat the EMV Clock

Credit card fraud in the United States is at epidemic levels. Last year, the U.S. accounted for more fraud than the rest of the world combined. And the fraud rates are accelerating. EMV technology, which has shown to greatly reduce in-store fraud in Europe, is finally being rolled out in the …

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Looking for Nationwide EMV by October? Don’t Hold Your Breath, Surveys Say

With just 55 days to go, separate studies released this week show that the Oct. 1 target date for the U.S. to adopt the EMV chip card standard is looking more and more like a psychological deadline than a real one. Both merchants and credit and debit card issuers are …

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