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March 4, 2014

As recent events demonstrate, the magnetic stripe-based payment cards used by the vast majority of U.S. retailers, banks, payment processors and card issuers are vulnerable to fraud. The Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) standard used by the rest of the developed world stores sensitive customer data on an encrypted chip, rather than on a magnetic stripe, making payment card fraud much more difficult. Erik Vlugt, VP product marketing for electronic payment solutions vendor VeriFone Inc., recently shared insight on the advantages EMV can offer U.S.

March 4, 2014

The data security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have put a white-hot fire under the push for the adoption of microchip-based credit-card technology to replace the traditional (and, many would say, backward) U.S. standard of magnetic strip cards.

January 30, 2014

Global credit and debit card issuer Visa Inc. has publicly called for adoption of secure payment technology in response to recent high-profile retailer data breaches.

January 22, 2014

The National Retail Federation on late Tuesday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner that called for replacing the magnetic-strip credit and debit cards that are widely used throughout the United States with chip-based cards that store data in an embedded computer micro-chip and require the use of a PIN rather than a signature.

January 17, 2014

The National Retail Federation is calling for the use of chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards. Experts say the technology, standard around the world, is more secure than the magnetic stripe cards that are still widely used throughout the United States.

August 9, 2011

Visa announced Tuesday that it plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States.

October 31, 2008

Anything that makes shopping easier and faster for consumers is a win for retailers—and...

August 30, 2007

Merchants Add Mobile MarketingSan Jose, Calif.-based Cellfire announced new partnerships with Dallas and Seattle merchants...

June 30, 2007

Dangling on my key ring are more plastic loyalty cards than keys—one for every grocery...

April 30, 2007

Gift Cards Get Pretty PackagesWhen planning for the 2007 peak holiday season make sure to...

February 28, 2007

Get Smart: Use of Contactless-Payment Systems GrowingA berdeen Group of Boston released a benchmark report...

February 28, 2007

Less than 60 seconds—that’s how long it took me to discover I could be a...

January 31, 2007

In search of faster throughput and more customer satisfaction at the front end, the Spartan...

November 6, 2005

Phoenix, Wawa, Inc....

November 6, 2005

Phoenix, Wawa, Inc....

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