How To Prevent Financial Risks When Traveling Or Shopping

We are deep in the heart of the summer travel and shopping seasons, which means more of us are getting out, getting on the road, and exploring new places.

May the Force Not Be With You: Guard Against Fraudulent Force-Posted Transactions (Pt. 1)

Among the many types of hacks and frauds we warn about, or sadly have to post about (a report discussed by Reuters this week…

Beyond the Antivirus Software, Pt. II

As we write this morning, the internet is recovering from a partial loss of “the cloud” as Amazon’s S3 server had gone out, resulting in the shuttering of numerous websites and services.

Happy New Year! And In A Time of Breaches, “SID” Is Coming!

Of course, just because the calendar changes, that doesn’t mean the issues, ideas, and economic trends of the previous year suddenly “go away” either.

Email Breaches, the Connection to Same-Day ACH and a little “PCI”

Unfortunately, we have more “breaching” to report this week: As Reuters reports, “hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts…

Drowning, Ransoming — and Staying Safe (Pt. II)

Last week, we mentioned the new “Drown” security leak, a flaw in grandfathered internet protocols that is leaving, according to SC Magazine, over 600 frequently…

The CFPB Wants You! (To Have Faster Payments, And More Protection)

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (or CFPB) issued its 9 “Guiding Principles” for faster payments, and payment protection. As they bureau states, they “want to ensure any new payment systems are secure, transparent, accessible, and affordable to consumers. The systems should also have robust protections when it comes to fraud and error resolution.”

Make Payments Easy with Secure Automated Transactions

Make Payments Easy with Secure Automated Transactions Introduction Today consumers are living increasingly digital and mobile lives and are more…

Why Secure Payment Processing is Important for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you are likely looking for ways to save money in any area that you can identify. Sometimes business owners make the mistake of saving money by not using payment processing for their customers, which could result in bigger problems later on. If you want to protect your business and your customers at the same time, then secure payment processing should be implemented as soon as possible.