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Payment/Security ARCHIVE

Target to Incorporate Chip-and-PIN REDcards  Apr 29, 2014 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

Beginning in early 2015, the entire REDcard portfolio will be enabled with MasterCard’s chip-and-PIN solution. Existing co-branded cards will be reissued as MasterCard co-branded chip-and-PIN cards.

Michaels Security Breach Affected 3 Million Card Holders  Apr 19, 2014 9:25 PM By Tim Parry

Even after arts and crafts merchant Michael’s Stores Inc. announced it was a victim of a data security breach in January, Michaels and its Aaron Brothers subsidiary’s store customer’s credit card data was still at risk.

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.






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