PlayStation Opens Users Up To More Than Online Gaming

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May 3, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

Decades ago video games were simpler. They cost a quarter to play, had basic graphics and were defined by yellow characters that ate blue dots and fruits, or something similar. And despite what leaders in a few select towns thought, the games were harmless.Those days...

What the Survey Says is not good

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April 26, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

In our reading we came across an interesting article that was published in InformationWeek. The article states that 67% of regulated companies are not in full compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.Wait, what?Most commonly known as PCI, the...

Credit card data theft declines, but theft of mobile data is on the move

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April 20, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

The Verizon Business 2011 Data Breach report was issued this week and we were not surprised to learn that theft of personal credit card information declined in 2010. This was due in large part from saturation within the market of this information as a result...

Thinking about secure mobile payments? So are we.

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March 30, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

After the PCI Council put a hard stop on ruling any mobile payments solutions compliant earlier this month, the past couple weeks have been a complete snowball effect.  We’ve blogged about it here a couple of times, but with the mobile space receiving so much...

Mobile Payments? Not so fast, says PCI Coucil

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March 28, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

Just as the hype surrounding mobile payments heats up, the PCI Council has slammed the brakes on any such momentum.The PCI Council, earlier this month, “delisted” a number of mobile applications, but will not specify which ones or how many. This comes as the Council...

Hello TransPort.Mobile | Goodbye PA-DSS

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March 22, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

We are proud to announce a new product offering today that helps merchants and POS developers who utilize mobile solutions become PCI compliant and avoid PA-DSS headaches.TransPort.Mobile is a hosted payment page specifically designed for mobile displays that offloads the card...

Top Ten Common Myths of PCI DSS

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March 16, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

Although PCI has been around for a few years now many merchants still are not familiar enough with it and are intimidated by the validation process. It's important to remember that there are companies and service providers out there that can help with the process for a minimal...

Like gas, the price of a data breach is rising

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March 11, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

Depending on where you live in the United States, gas is reaching the $4 or $5 a gallon mark. That’s peanuts compared to the price of a data breach for a U.S. company. The cost associated with a data breach is now $7.2 million on average per organization that suffers a...

Square payment solution vulnerabilities

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March 9, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

Some big news came out today from Verifone in regards to the Square Up payment solution. Verifone was able to successfully write a fake Square application that functions and looks like the real one but instead uses the Square audio card reader to steal card track data which of...

MerchantWARE 3.1

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March 4, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

Merchant Warehouse has released MerchantWARE 3.1, an upgrade that offers enhances security and improved efficiency for all forms of credit and debit card payments. Secure encrypted PIN-debit provides the highest level of security, enabling partners to offer one device to their...