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Eddie Bauer Reveals It Was the Victim of a POS Breach

Eddie Bauer Reveals It Was the Victim of a POS Breach

Another merchant to add to the ever-growing list of security breaches surrounding POS systems. Eddie Bauer reports their POS systems were breached at the software level. They discovered malware may have affected transactions in their retail stores from Jan 2 to July 17, 2016. They have since removed the malware.

Much like this article implies, maybe it’s time to think about a better security standard than the PCI-DSS protocols.
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Software Speeding Up EMV Transactions?

Software Speeding Up EMV Transactions?

Are the new Master Card and Visa quick chip EMV software releases actually going to speed up total transaction time at check out? Or is it just smoke and mirrors to make it appear transactions are quicker? The updates are designed to reduce time EMV cards have to say in chip readers, but preliminary signs show total transaction time is not speed up.
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