If they can hack Global Payments and get 1.5 million VISA and MasterCard accounts what could they do to your credit card processor? VISA has pulled Global Payments from their list of “compliant service providers” because the company doesn’t meet Visa’s standards for security. Global Payments now has to provide proof that it complies with payment card industry security standards before they can be added back to VISA’s list of compliant service providers.
The security breach shows that cards were exposed between January 21 and February 25, so watch your own credit card statements for fraudulent transactions. Card information was not only viewed but also exported but does not include cardholder names, addresses and Social Security Numbers.
Global Payments is one of the top ten largest companies in their industry and is now taking a hit as customers are concerned about their data security. How is your store’s credit card security? RSS can help you with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards to reduce your risk of data breach. Click here for the original article in the Wall Street Journal . Click here for more information or give us a call to see how we can help you with PCI Security Standards.
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What you may have heard and how it affects wireless headset systems.
You may have heard about new FCC Regulations for business industrial land mobile radio systems. These regulations are to ensure the most efficient use of spectrum and access for public safety users. The new regulations are referred to as Narrowbanding and require businesses using 25 kHz efficiency technology to cease using this frequency by January 1, 2013. All businesses must migrate to at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology by January 1, 2013 or be in violation of the Commission’s rules and subject to FCC enforcement action, which could include admonishment, fines or loss of license.
So the big question is whether your wireless headset system uses one of these frequencies. The good news is that both Panasonic and HME systems are in compliance with the new Narrowbanding rules. The FCC began its efforts to more efficiently use radio spectrums almost 20 years ago, so headset manufacturers have been producing headsets in compliance with the new regulations for quite some time. Newer models like the Panasonic Attune and HME Ion are not affected.