The Hacker Who Tried to Steal Christmas

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While you enjoy all the treasures this season holds, We hope you'll take a moment to watch as a story unfolds, About a hacker who tried to spoil Christmas day, Until merchants using Shift4 got in his way…

EMV Update

thumb The chip cards are coming! We are now just 10 months away from the October 2015 liability shift date for U.S. EMV. That’s the date the card brands set to have all U.S. merchants supporting EMV (Chip card) technology. After that date, whichever organization breaks the “EMV chain” will be held responsible for fraudulent card activity that could have been prevented had they supported EMV.

Shift4, P2PE, and PCI Validation

thumbnail Update 4/19/17: Shift4’s point-to-point encryption solution, True P2PE, is now PCI validated. We were able to build a unique solution that met the PCI SSC validation requirements without compromising our own high standards for speed, security, and reliability. Because of this, some of the information in this article (which was published in 2014) may not reflect our current stance and policies on the topic.

Executive Insight: Tools for Preventing Fraud and Breaches

thumb This piece is part three of a series on the differences between fraud and breaches, written by J.D. Oder, Shift4’s CTO/Sr. Vice President of R&D. The first article in the series can be found here and the second article in the series can be found here.

Credit Card 101

thumb One thing's certain: the payment processing industry isn't getting any simpler. Emergent technologies, adaptive and cunning thieves, ever-changing federal and state legislation, and thousands of other factors can make understanding how a payment is processed all but impossible.

Fear not, merchants. Shift4 is here to guide you through the world of payment processing and provide a sound understanding of the players and processes involved.

Everything You Need to Know About Payments. Click here