BlueSnap has enhanced its suite of fraud prevention services by partnering with Kount, a provider of fraud detection and sales boosting technology.
The CFPB’s Arbitration Study, released this week, found nearly 75% of consumers surveyed were unaware whether the contracts they signed included an arbitration clause. Of the consumers surveyed, fewer than 7% actually understood that an arbitration clause would preclude them from suing the company.
BlueSnap has teamed with SecurityMetrics for PCI compliance.
PCI compliance services for BlueSnap merchants will be available at no additional cost.
2Checkout released a new suite of payment API (Application Programming Interface) libraries from beta testing, letting merchants embed 2Checkout’s payment processing capabilities directly into their website. The 2Checkout Payment API libraries join 2Checkout’s hosted options: Standard Checkout and Inline Checkout. With these three checkout platforms, 2Checkout is the payments vendor with the broadest set of customizable payment methods in the world. Merchants use 2Checkout to process credit card, debit card and PayPal payments, allowing them to directly integrate 2Checkout’s technology into their website with complete coding control. They can therefore focus on designing a unique and branded checkout experience for their customers. Standard Checkout displays checkout pages based on the buyer’s device while maintaining the merchant’s unique branding. Inline Checkout provides a simple payment form that gives shoppers the appearance that they are still on the merchant’s site. The Payment API empowers merchants to integrate 2Checkout’s payment processing directly into their website with the most customization options.
A2iA (@A2iA) data capture, document processing, and payment systems markets, announced that A2iA Mobility, its patent-pending software toolkit that features offline image cleanup, analysis and data extraction, is being deployed to U.S.-based financial institutions as a component of DepositWizard Mobile, CFS Inc.’s mobile remote deposit capture (mRDC) application. Residing client-side on the phone or tablet, A2iA Mobility’s unique differentiator of being able to fully process a check without a server connection creates an intelligent handset and allows for DepositWizard Mobile to offer a turnkey, Check21 compliant solution that is quick and easy to use, scalable, and reduces operating costs for the banks and credit unions. DepositWizard Mobile can also interface with financial institutions’ risk management solutions and internal business rules, allowing for banks and credit unions to employ custom rules and unique parameters based on specific customer profiles, reducing the risk for fraud and gaining more control over the applications’ usage.
Braintree payments platform for online and mobile commerce announced Rovio, creator of the Angry Birds franchise of mobile games and merchandise, selected its payment gateway for its new online and mobile store. With this, Rovio online and mobile store is now able to accept payments in more than 130 different currencies from around the globe while reducing PCI compliance scope. The payment gateway has the proven scalability to handle the global surges in demand generated by new game releases. Braintree is able to dramatically reduce clients’ PCI compliance requirements due to its Transparent Redirect, Client-side Encryption and innovative Vault features, which allow merchants to receive payments and store payment information without ever directly handling sensitive credit card data. This greatly reduces the PCI compliance burden for merchants, saving them valuable time and resources.
FrontStream Payments released version 1.0 of its all-in-one “fasttransact” payment management platform, a self-serve, enterprise level payment system designed for managing multiple payment input channels, interactively gathering and tracking customer and consumer activity, and streaming critical consumer and financial data to core client-side business applications. Offering a single-source payment capture and management platform, its hosted on the PCI-DSS certified FrontStream network. The “fasttransact” payment management platform was built on FrontStream’s legacy business strengths. Practices such as efficient client boarding, fast and secure authorization, payment channel diversity, and compliant data storage are fundamental to the “fasttransact” platform framework.
Fortinet network security announced its February 2011 Threat Landscape report, detailing five zero-day vulnerabilities found in Cisco, Adobe and Microsoft products. FortiGuard Labs worked diligently with these companies to address and disclose these vulnerabilities as part of its responsible disclosure program, which includes more than 125 zero-day vulnerability discoveries to date. Microsoft also issued a zero-day security advisory regarding an information disclosure vulnerability with Internet Explorer and MHTML, making it possible under certain conditions for attackers to inject a client-side script in the response of a Web request run in the context of the victim’s Internet Explorer. The script could spoof content, disclose information or take any action that the user could take on the affected Web site on behalf of the targeted user.
The number of pieces of new mobile malware in 2010 increased by 46%, compared with 2009 and 20 million new pieces of malware were discovered in 2010, equating to nearly 55,000 new malware threats every day. Of the almost 55 million total pieces, 36% were created in 2010, increasing as consumers coincidentally use their mobile devices for payments increasingly.
This is according to McAfee’s “McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010,” indicating a steady growth of threats to mobile platforms. Android/Geinimi, a Trojan inserted into legitimate mobile applications and games for the Android platform, was one of the most important threats of the quarter. McAfee Labs expects cybercriminals to more and more use botnet infections to target mobile devices.
Telerik end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions has deployed its “RadControls” for ASP.NET AJAX suite on the Mercury “VirtualTerminal” software application. Developed by Mercury Payment Systems non-bank merchant acquirer and payment processors, the “VirtualTerminal” is a flexible, intuitive payment processing solution for small- and medium-sized businesses not yet ready for POS, ECR, or terminal systems. It permits “anytime, anywhere” payment processing from any internet-enabled computer. With the free software, users can login and begin processing transactions using either a magnetic strip reader or by keying in card numbers manually. Mercury VirtualTerminal works with a variety of browsers, supports mobile payments made via smartphones, and is fully compliant with current Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards.
Trustwave’s advanced security team, known as “SpiderLabs,” responsible for application security, incident response, penetration testing, physical security and security research are set to deliver presentation on said topics. David Bryan will deliver “Pentesting for Fun…and Profit” to explore real world penetration testing methodologies, tools and techniques and how the service has evolved over the past few years and “Making a Sandbox for 10,000 Hackers” to explore ways to build a secure network infrastructure using enterprise-class hardware while on a tight budget. Meanwhile, Nathan Drier will present “Intro to Packet Capture Analysis” for decoding the languages that computers use to speak to each other; Rob Havelt will deliver “Exploiting a PCI Compliant Network: A How-to Guide” to explore the inaccurate perception that compliance with the PCI DSS automatically ensures an organization’s security; Eric Monti will deliver “iPhone Rootkit? There’s an App for That” to address the tools and techniques for developing rootkits on the iPhone; and Rodrigo Montoro will present “Scoring PDF Structure to Detect Malicious Files” to explore the recent surge in PDF malware attacks.
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