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Visa Admonishes Merchants To Segment Electronic Traffic

In the latest of its so-called Data Security Alerts aimed at strengthening merchant payment card security, Visa USA is putting the spotlight on point-of-sale systems that provide electronic on-ramps for fraudsters. In particular, Visa wants merchants to remedy the vulnerabilities of what it calls “improperly segmented network environments.” Merchants can …

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Study Warns of Contactless, Other Rising Risks for Top Acquirers

Contactless payments loom large among rising challenges now confronting even the most dominant processors in the U.S. merchant-acquiring business, according to a new study. The report estimates that acquirers processed 45.5 billion credit, prepaid, and signature-debit transactions in 2005, a huge electronic transactions market it says is controlled by five …

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Most Breaches Occur at Card-Present Merchants, Auditor Data Show

Brick-and-mortar merchants?and restaurants in particular?pose the biggest risk when it comes to card-data compromises, while point-of-sale systems based on personal computers as well as those hooked up to broadband connections are at significantly greater risk. That's according to new data released by AmbironTrustWave, a Chicago-based company that performs security audits …

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Seeing Incident ‘Uptick,’ Visa Issues Security Alert to Small Restaurants

Visa USA Inc. is releasing a security alert in response to an increase in data breaches it has detected among small and mid-sized restaurants. In reviewing data from the last few months, Visa saw “there's been an uptick in incidents from this sector” compared to previous time periods, says Martin …

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Merchant Breaches Cast Light on Deadlines for Card-Security Compliance

DSW Shoe Warehouse's disclosure yesterday that the theft of card data at its stores, originally revealed last month, affected some 1.4 million accounts follows by a week the news that card data stored by New York-based merchant Polo Ralph Lauren had been compromised and casts the spotlight on an industry-backed …

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Why Piggly Wiggly Went with Biometric Payments

Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., a Charleston, S.C.-based chain of supermarkets with stores in South Carolina and Georgia, has adopted a payment system secured by biometrics primarily to increase its share of technologically savvy, white-collar customers. “It sends a message that we're trying to be cutting edge,” says David Schools, senior …

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With a New ACH Rule Looming, Open Banking Takes on Added Urgency

Online account debiting has grown in usage and prominence as consumers and businesses turn to e-commerce in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But now many businesses are reckoning with a rule that will take effect in March that requires sellers using the automated clearing house to perform more rigorous …

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Covid—And a New Partnership—Help Push ParkMobile Into the Garage

The pandemic has in a few months’ time brought changes to the payments business that otherwise might have taken years—even in mundane environments like parking. One big development emerged Thursday with the announcement that TIBA Parking Systems, which manages access to more than 1.9 million parking spaces in the United …

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COMMENTARY: Prepare for the Coming Impact of Digital Fiat Currencies

Amara’s Law, coined by Stanford computer scientist Roy Amara, says we tend to overestimate the impact of a new technology in the short run, but underestimate it in the long run. So it was with the Internet and mobile phones. So it’s likely to be with digital fiat currencies.  Since …

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Afterpay Average Ticket Increases 30% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/4/21

Buy now, pay later provider Afterpay Ltd. said users’ average ticket increased 30% in the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2019.Affirm Inc. completed its acquisition of PayBright, a buy now, pay later provider in Canada.PayPal Holdings Inc. announced a check cashing feature for select Venmo app users. This enables them to have funds …

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