“Security” Posts

Experiencing TLS Issues? Here's Why

Experiencing TLS Issues? Here's Why

Right now, if you’re using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 protocols, you’re at risk for a data breach. A number of vulnerabilities have been found in this early encryption protocol, causing the card brands to require a security upgrade in order for businesses to meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) moving forward. But first, what exactly is TLS? It’s a cryptographic protocol that helps establish secure communication between two systems. It authenticates the systems and protects the confidentiality of the information passing between them. This update…

The Evolution and Future of Credit Card Authorization

The Evolution and Future of Credit Card Authorization

We’re all familiar with paper receipts. They’re so ubiquitous that you likely have one in your pocket or in your purse as you read this. For customers, they constitute a proof of purchase in case they want a refund or wish to verify the transaction amount against their credit card statements. For businesses, they provide the only evidence that a credit card payment was authorized, which is why businesses are weighed down by paper receipt copies — sometimes up to seven years’ worth — that are filed, boxed and stored. Signatures have historically been important because there is an entire…

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a Credit Card Terminal

The Buyer's Guide to Shopping for a Credit Card Terminal

Investing in a credit card terminal carries obvious benefits. A combined 75 percent of consumers prefer to shop with a credit or debit card, so accepting credit cards opens your business up to a wider market than businesses that only accept cash. Some modern credit card terminals can also process alternative forms of payment, such as mobile payments. One downside is that researching credit card processing terminals can be daunting. What do you really need to know about EMV, NFC and PCI DSS? Consider this guide your key to understanding some of the more technical credit card terminal features that…

5 Best Practices for Credit Card Terminal Security

5 Best Practices for Credit Card Terminal Security

Maintaining a secure business doesn’t just benefit you; it also benefits the customers who frequent your business and pay for your services. Simply locking your cash drawer isn’t enough if you accept credit card payments. Fraud costs businesses and consumers alike. According to the Federal Trade Commision, consumers reported over $744 million in fraud complaints in 2016. These complaints can impact the buyer perception of businesses that are breached or neglectful of fraud occurring on their premises. By implementing a device security protocol, you can stay on top of your business’s PCI compliance and actively prevent fraud.…

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

ezyVet Veterinary Software Now Offers PayJunction Integration

Managing a veterinary clinic involves a lot of juggling. Between physician schedules, patient records, historical data and financial reporting, veterinary clinics require a system to help them manage the chaos. Luckily, ezyVet — a cutting-edge veterinary software provider — crafted an affordable and customizable software that fits veterinary clinics of all sizes and compositions. With the help and input of veterinarians, ezyVet incorporated useful features such as a built-in calendar, customer portal, clinical module and change log, as well as reporting, reminders and customer invoices. With integrations like XERO and Smart Flow, ezyVet truly offers a completely connected solution. With all your…