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Payment Processing 101: What your Nonprofit needs to Know

February 7, 2017 by SPI

Patricia O’Connor
Partner Account Manager, iATS Payments

Let’s face it: we live in a digital world — and so does your nonprofit!

Whether you’re seeking donations via an online form, accepting merchandise payments on a card reader at your fundraising event, or requesting gifts through your social media pages, digital transactions are likely already a large part of how your nonprofit does business.

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There’s the Beef: Wendy’s Breach Numbers About to Get Much Meatier

June 14, 2016 by SPI

When news broke last month that the credit card breach at fast food chain Wendy’s impacted fewer than 300 out of the company’s 5,800 locations, the response from many readers was, “Where’s the Breach?” Today, Wendy’s said the number of stores impacted by the breach is “significantly higher” and that the intrusion may not yet be contained.
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PCI DSS 3.2: 3 Things You Need to Know by Steve Zurier

April 28, 2016 by SPI

The latest round of upgrades are incremental yet necessary. Read more


American Express issued a notice of data breach

March 24, 2016 by SPI

American Express is informing cardholders that their payment card data may have been exposed after a third-party service provider suffered a security breach.
Another illustrious victim of a data breach is in the headlines, this time, American Express is warning Cardholders of a possible incident occurred to a third party service provider. The name of the affected service provider has not been made public. Read more


PCI DSS 3.2 slated for early 2016

February 19, 2016 by SPI

PCI DSS version 3.2, scheduled for release in the first half of 2016, likely March or April, will address the current threat landscape as well as “trending attacks causing compromises” detailed in current breach forensics reports, PCI Security Standards Council Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Troy Leach said in a blog post Q&A. Read more


Hyatt Card Breach Hit 250 Hotels in 50 Nations

January 15, 2016 by SPI

If you stayed, ate or played at a Hyatt hotel between Aug. 13 and Dec. 8, 2015, there’s a good chance your credit or debit card data was stolen by unknown cyber thieves who infiltrated many of the hotel chain’s payment systems. Read more


Android attack through customized background screens

August 28, 2014 by SPI

Downloading a customized background screen or random application for your phone is the norm for many. Although most individuals do this on a frequent basis, recent concern has surfaced in the form of vulnerabilities which allows attackers to gain access to a user’s device. Read more


Attackers Have High Hopes for Success Around 2014 World Cup

June 12, 2014 by SPI

Similar to the Sochi 2014 Olympics and all other major sporting events before it, the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is being leveraged by cybercriminals and scammers as a means to lure victims for their attacks.

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OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Vulnerability

June 12, 2014 by SPI

There is a new, remotely exploitable vulnerability in OpenSSL that could enable an attacker to intercept and decrypt traffic between vulnerable clients and servers.

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Java Security Warnings: Cut Through the Confusion

January 18, 2013 by Catherine Pagliaro

Matthew J. Schwarz

InformationWeek Security

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