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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...

  What is a skimmer? A Skimmer is a small electronic device used to steal credit or debit card information in a legitimate transaction. You may have heard about card skimming in restaurants. Typically a victim’s card is taken out sight where it is scanned by a skimmer....

As we continue to use technology we require more and more passwords to access things. You might already know these basic tips: Never reuse your old passwords. “One bad apple ruins the bunch” Don’t change your password unless you think it’s compromised. Consider two-factor authentication.Although you might have...

Much controversy has been centered on the major data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and potentially Michaels, and affected millions of credit and debit cardholders.  Of this controversy and discussion lays the question – could tokenization have mitigated these attacks? The data breaches had a very...