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EMV Rollout’s Impact To Online Retailers

EMV Rollout’s Impact To Online Retailers
Online retailers breathed a sigh of relief last month when they didn't have to muddle through the EMV migration alongside traditional retailers.EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is a new global standard for credit cards equipped with computer chips and security technology to authenticate transactions. In the wake of several large...
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PCI Data Security Standards Rock Video

This short animated video provides an overview of the PCI Data Security Standard in a more entertaining way.
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PCI Compliant Hosting - Are you sure your host knows what PCI is and what they are selling?

I recently had a discussion with a potential customer on why they should work with ZZ Servers instead of one of the now hundreds of other hosting providers offering PCI "compliant" hosting services. After spending the last 5 years doing PCI Level 1 validations I have run into many areas that hosting providers just do not get PCI and what hosting pr...
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Understanding PCI Levels and Types

Any merchant who accepts credit cards and has a merchant account must validate compliance. It does not matter if you use a 3rd party processor or if you outsource all of your credit card processing. It's the ownership of the merchant account that defines if you must validate compliance. The only to avoid PCI compliance is by not having a merchant a...
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Batteries.com Credit Card Data Stolen

Yet another data breach involving theft of credit card data has been announced. On March 13th, Batteries.com received notice from a customer about potential unauthorized activity on their credit card. They later discovered the Batteries.com network had been breached from around February 25, 2009 to April 9, 2009. The breach involved theft of name...
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PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 now active.

As of October 1, 2008 the PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 became active. There are a number of changes to PCI DSS since version 1.1. Version 1.2 removes much of the ambiguity from earlier versions and provides additional details on items such as the use wireless devices. One of the largest and possibly most hard hitting change is how the t...
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