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In 2013, there were 1,367 confirmed data breaches and 63,437 security incidents in 95 different countries according to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report. 2013 may be considered as the “year of the retailer breach” as many larger retailers had confirmed large-scale data breaches that...

Ingenico and VeriFone are the two leading manufacturers of stand-alone point-of-sale terminals. Understanding the differentiators between the two may be useful to business owners and merchants. The two manufacturers are quite alike. Ingenico was founded in 1980 in Paris, and VeriFone in 1981 in San Jose....

Pymnts a leading payment blog cited a recent internal survey conducted by MasterCard that showed 57% of MasterCard holders would be interested in receiving Chip cards within 6 months or less. Although consumers might not understand the technology behind EMV Chip & PIN, there’s enough additional support...