Cyber criminals are expanding their tactics this year and are attempting to adapt their techniques to carry out cyber attack campaigns in ways that make it harder to detect and analyze.
MasterCard is lifting a block in March 1st on U.S. bank-card transactions in Cuba after receiving guidance from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
USAePay has unleashed its Android App update version 1.4.0, available for free download on the Google Play Store. Designed to meet the needs of today’s merchants, USAePay makes processing payments seamless, speedy, and secure.
The NCR Silver cloud-based POS system for small businesses is expanding payment acceptance options. The latest is the integration with Apple Pay, Bitcoin and LevelUp.
Silicon Valley-based WePay has become the first payment provider to integrate Google Wallet Instant Buy into its checkout experience. Invoicing platform and WePay partner, InvoiceASAP, was the first to adopt the new service, instantly enabling its more than 200,000 small business customers to accept Google Wallet.
San Francisco-based Xoom is incorporating Apple’s Touch ID technology into their mobile money transfers application. This gives customers the option to use their fingerprint data to sign in to the Xoom application on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), the second largest credit union credit card issuer, has named a new executive vice president of business development and government and community affairs.
Emerging Greenlight Planet unveils the Sun King Eco Easy Buy, a pay-as-you-go platform that enables customers to purchase Sun King Eco solar lamps in staggered 10-week installments. Greenlight Planet has sold over 3 million Sun King solar lamps, has 11 offices globally, over 700 full-time employees and 6,000 Sun King micro-entrepreneurs.
The virtual assistant Siri has been enabled to provide your credit score. Credit Sesame has launched its iOS app update that includes the use of Touch ID verification and integration with Siri.
CardTrak.com reports Citi ThankYou Premier and Citi Prestige cardholders can now transfer an unlimited amount of their ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Vicki Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Linqto.
Xoom Corporation digital money transfer provider incorporate Apple’s Touch ID technology into their mobile money transfers application. This gives customers the option to use their fingerprint data to sign in to the Xoom application on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. Touch ID is a fingerprint identity sensor that is located in the Home button of select Apple devices. Touch ID takes a high-resolution image of the user’s fingerprint and then analyzes it in order to create its mathematical representation. The data points generated through the analysis are stored locally on the user’s device, and are used for comparison with fingerprint data captured through any subsequent Touch ID usage.