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Category Archives: Point-Of-Sale Equipment

PCI DSS and the Target security breach—What it means for small business

By our count, there are six potential areas where Target could have opened the door for hackers and criminals to get their hands on your sensitive card data. While this is the first data breach in a while, it will certainly not be the last.If Target had followed the PCI DSS standards, then it is clear that their data would not have been compromised. Continue reading

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Mobile Wallets and PCI Compliance

Don’t blindly trust your mobile wallet provider without first doing your due diligence Continue reading

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PCI Compliance – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

. What the customer isn’t told however is that the device does not comply with the PCI DSS (payment card industry data security standard) requirement regarding data encryption. Continue reading

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Not All Accessories are Created Equally

any reasonably skilled programmer can write an application that will “skim” or steal a consumer’s financial and personal information right off the card Continue reading

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PCI Compliance Fees Are The Real Issue

he or she wishes someone had sat them down and really explained the significance and necessity of PCI compliance Continue reading

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Exploitation of Weak Online Account Access Credentials on the Rise

industry partners have noted the rise of a classic fraud method in which the hacker takes advantage of weak online sign in credentials Continue reading

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Encryption of Stored Data and Data in Transit – A Must for Data Security

it may be the single most effective protection you have against loss of data from theft Continue reading

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Understanding PCI Compliance Can Prevent Costly Service Provider Changes

Before the merchant knows that they’re being scammed it’s frequently already too late. Continue reading

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What Do I Do After My Data Security Has Been Breached? – Part V

If your business isn’t PCI compliant, you are playing with fire. Continue reading

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PCI Compliance – A New Fact of Life for Merchants

If your processor is charging you a fee for providing tools and support to necessary to obtain your PCI compliance, they are using the industry requirement as an excuse to grab an additional arbitrary amount on a monthly or annual basis. Continue reading

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