Monthly Archives: July 2012

To Prevent Cyber Hacks Should the U.S. adopt a “No Made-in-China” Policy for Chinese Made Telecom Equipment

Earlier this year, Information Age reported that Cambridge University researchers discovered that a microprocessor used by the U.S. military (made in China) contains secret remote access capability (a “backdoor”) which means that it can be reprogrammed or shutdown without the … Continue reading

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Merchants Need to Prepare – EMV Part 2

In our last blog, we introduced you to EMV cards, the new micro-chip enabled credit cards which have been used widely in Europe and which would soon be debuting in the United States. Consumers aren’t the only ones who will be impacted by this technology. EMV USA has compiled several steps for merchants to put together a plan for making the transition to this new format a smooth one. Continue reading

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Americans, A New Credit Card is Coming to Town – EMV Part 1

American consumers need to get ready as a new type of credit card is on its way to their shores. The EMV card (which stands for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) has been in use in Europe for some time and is due to be phased in to the United States within the next few years. Continue reading

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