POS Security/Poodle Warning! Is Your POS System Secure? PCI Compliance is Coming Soon June 2018

POS Security Poodle Warning ! Is Your POS System Secure?  PCI Compliance is Coming Soon June 2018 SSL encryption is a standard encryption method used for decades.  A vulnerability named POODLE has been detected within SSL and is no longer PCI compliant.  POODLE (Padding Oracle…

Understanding Merchant Account Fees and Their Terminology

Over the past couple of weeks I have run into many merchants that feel ripped off by their merchant sales representative with regards to their merchant account fees. Time and time again I hear “I just didn’t know what to ask for.” Like with any…

Are You Getting Taken Advantage of by Credit Card Processors?

I would say that the merchant services industry is competitive, and even cut throat in some cases. Many merchants have been taken advantage of by credit card processors’ ads of low teaser rates and costly equipment. I was working on a very large merchant account…

PCI Compliance – Why Merchants Need to Take It Seriously – Part 1

PCI Compliance Part One Having a merchant account comes with responsibility.  While a merchant may be concerned with revenue and how to grow its business, payment card industry (PCI) compliance should be at the top of the list as well.  The main purpose of PCI…