Can Chip Cards Stop the Hax?

The massive data breach at Target is a big shining beacon illuminating exactly how behind the times the United States remains when it comes to credit card security — namely EMV® chip technology. EMV is a worldwide standard for credit and debit card payments based around the use of chip card technology. The acronym stands for Europay, MasterCard,…

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What is EMV Chip Card Technology?

EMV® is a worldwide standard for credit and debit card payments based around the use of chip card technology. The acronym stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, who collaborated to create the technology. The goal of this project was to create a card that worked based off of a microprocessor chip that is read by…

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1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

We’ve been covering Mobile Payments here at The Official Merchant Services Blog since the very beginning. In fact, the Article Archive at Host Merchant Services has extensive coverage of the topic as well. It’s just too sexy a topic — everybody loves the allure of gadgets — and too fascinating a financial prediction — folks…