'Tis the Season to be Vigilant

The holiday season should be a time of joy and goodwill. Unfortunately, for many (especially in difficult economic times) it becomes a time of desperation and deceit. Historically, the holiday season has been prime season for theft, credit card fraud, and data security breaches. We don’t want your holiday cheer to be ruined by a fraudster or a thief, which is why we’re committed to providing you with vital security information and helpful hints.

Simple Clues to Early Detection of a Computer Breach

Defending your computer systems from Internet-borne threat agents can be a daunting task. Threat agents take on many forms. Among some of the nastiest are Remote Administration Trojans (RATs) and key-loggers that record data for later extraction through the RAT.

Don’t Lose Out on Hard-Earned Revenue – Use Aging Warning

After you’ve done all the work in a transaction – made the sale and accepted the client’s payment – if it isn’t batched out and settled in a timely manner, you get nothing for your efforts. And you may be losing money, as well. Sadly, Shift4’s Support staff has received numerous phone calls from merchants who have fallen victim to this unfortunate issue.

Voice Auth Refresher

Criminals are often smarter than we give them credit for. They know that at busy times of the day and during the busier times of the year, clerks are more distracted and it is therefore easier for them to get away with their illegal activities.

Tokenization IS Encryption - NOT! - Part 3

This is the final post of a three-part series written by Steve Sommers, Shift4’s SVP of Applications Development. The first two sections can be found here, and here.

Tokenization IS Encryption - NOT! - Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series written by Steve Sommers, Shift4's SVP of Applications Development. The first section can be found here. The final installment will be published later in the week.

Tokenization IS Encryption - NOT!

This is the first of a three-part series written by Steve Sommers, Shift4's SVP of Applications Development. Additional sections will be published later in the week.