Merchant Link SecurityCents

A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.


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Welcome to the Bi-Weekly Best of the Web – a great way to catch up on recent commentary and compelling content from across the Web. Every other Friday, we’ll post insightful news articles, noteworthy blog posts and more related to the world of payments, payment data security and technology.
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How Phishing Attacks Are Evolving <Share this article on Twitter>
by Tracy Kitten
Phishing attacks are up, and the methods are changing. Paul Ferguson of the Anti-Phishing Working Group explains how phishers are fine-tuning their schemes and exploiting cross-platform technologies.
From PCs and Macs to mobile devices, cybercriminals no longer have to be selective about the operating systems they target, says Ferguson, vice president of threat intelligence for online security company IID (Internet Identity), a member company of the Anti-Phishing Working Group….
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What to Expect From the PCI DSS 3.0 <Share this article on Twitter>
by Tech & Science
Since its initial release in December 2004, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has played an indispensable role in promoting sound credit card processing practices among merchants and software providers.  But for those organizations required to remain PCI compliant, one inescapable fact must be contended with:  Ensuring adequate levels of data security is an ongoing process, one that demands continual tweaking and upgrading…. Click here to read more

Are Mobile Wallets Really in Our Future? <Share this article on Twitter>
by Mark Huffman
Right now you probably carry your credit cards in a wallet. In the future, will you carry them in a smartphone? You might. A few early adopters are giving it a try, with recent applications like Google Wallet, LevelUp and Square. These applications reside on your smartphone and store your credit card information. When making a purchase the data is transmitted electronically from your phone to the register….. Click here to read more

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Merchant Link’s SecurityCents blog is essential reading for merchants in the retail, lodging, and restaurant industries looking to secure their customers’ credit card data. Check the blog regularly to read what our industry experts have to say about the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more. We invite you to leave comments and share your insights and opinions.

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