Like gas, the price of a data breach is rising

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

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

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

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

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

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...

Co-CEO Henry Helgeson Discusses Security Risks in VSR

February 8, 2011

Merchant Warehouse Co-CEO, Henry Helgeson discusses recent hacker attacks and secure payment solutions in the February edition of Vertical Systems Reseller magazine, a publication which caters to the POS and VAR industries. Helgeson is quoted in response to how VARs can help...

Preparing Against A Credit Card Processing Data Security Breach

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

December 6, 2010

One of the most unfortunate, insidious and shocking events that can take place in the course of operating your business is theft of your customer’s credit card data and a breach in the overall security that is meant to prevent its misuse or loss to criminals. As a merchant,...

8 Credit Card Processing Pitfalls Merchants Should Watch Out For

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

December 5, 2010

In ideal credit card processing situations, merchants would rest assured that their customers would get their merchandise in good condition and in a timely manner. In addition to that, the merchant would receive their funds in a timely fashion, as well. Unfortunately, the...

Credit Card Fraud Prevention Tools

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

November 21, 2010

Credit card transactions are important to virtually all businesses operating in today’s market. While there are, of course, several set-up, maintenance and transaction costs associated with sustaining the merchant account that allows for such credit card processing, these...

15 Tips for Protecting Your Ecommerce Merchant Accounts from Intrusion

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

November 19, 2010

ecommerce security

Intrusions into your business’ merchant account can cripple your company. The following list gives you the 15 most important risk management procedures that will, if implemented correctly, help you process Ecommerce payments safely and securely. They can also help to...

Credit Card Processing Security

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

November 19, 2010

If you are a merchant processing credit card transactions, you have a number of security issues that you need to be aware of for the safety of your business and your customers. In today’s alphabet soup of acronyms, there are two main ones concerning the security of credit...

Identity theft and card data security in the Wall Street Journal

Brian Waldman

June 24, 2010

Today the Wall Street Journal printed an article about personal identity theft and card data security titled Hackers Aren't Only Threat to Privacy, by Ben Worthen. Markiyan Malko, Merchant Warehouse's PCI Compliance Officer had some interesting thoughts on the importance of...