Payment/Security ARCHIVE

Heartbleed Also Affects Mobile Apps and Networking  Apr 19, 2014 7:28 AM By MCM Staff

Since Heartbleed went undetected for so long, the scope of compromised information is still unclear, but many online businesses are urging users to change their passwords as a precautionary measure.

Mountains Plus Now Accepting Bitcoin  Apr 02, 2014 9:48 AM By Tim Parry

Mountains Plus has partnered with Coinbase and Upshot Commerce to offer Bitcoin as a digital payment method for its specialty outdoor gear customers.

A Snapshot Look at Ecommerce Payments in Japan  Mar 27, 2014 8:08 AM By Tim Parry

Japan is a major economic power, and its residents are very well-versed in ecommerce. Here’s a snapshot look at payments in Japan.

28 More Tweets from MRCVegas14  Mar 24, 2014 7:25 AM By Tim Parry

And I’m back from the Merchant Risk Council Ecommerce Payments and Risk Conference… Jet-lagged from 3 and a half days in Las Vegas (if you include the red eye back home). But before I hit the office hard this morning, I wanted to bring you 28 more tweets from the last day (Day 4 or […]

25 Tweets from Day 1 of #MRCVegas2014  Mar 20, 2014 8:32 AM By Tim Parry

Did you miss Day 1 of the Merchant Risk Council Ecommerce Payments and Risk Council? Here’s a look back at some thought leadership, fun and a-ha moments from Las Vegas. [View the story "#MRCVegas14 Day 1" on Storify]

Skiing at the Merchant Risk Council Conference  Mar 19, 2014 6:37 PM By Tim Parry

The last thing I thought I’d do in Las Vegas this week was strap on a pair of ski boots. Okay, the last thing I EVER thought I’d do was strap on a pair of ski boots. But Digital River’s John Phillips coaxed me into giving their skiing simulator a shot today at the MRC […]

Why Merchants Need to Quickly Adopt EMV and mPOS  Mar 17, 2014 7:16 PM By Benny Nachman

The recent Target data breach, together with a series of other events in recent years, have moved Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) adoption in the U.S. from a possibility to a near reality.

Cyber Security in the Crossroads  Mar 12, 2014 10:22 AM By Tim Parry

Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels are not the first merchants to have customer data compromised by a cyber-attack, nor will they be the last.

The Effects of Online Credit Card Declines in the U.S.  Mar 09, 2014 8:34 PM By Tim Parry

An independent study of 1k consumers found that 17 percent of consumers report having had their credit cards declined during card not present (CNP) transactions and as many as one-third of these declines were unnecessary. The result is consumer aggravation, increased operational costs for banks and credit card companies and as much as $40 billion in lost revenue for online retailers. 41st Parameter, a part of Experian, released the data from its TrustInsight division.

Overstock.com Surpasses $1 Million in Bitcoin Transactions  Mar 05, 2014 3:16 PM By MCM Staff

Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.






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