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‘Tis the Season for Phishing Attacks

Just a friendly reminder to all, be extra diligent when opening emails this time of year! Hundreds of thousands of computers become infected from phishing emails appearing at first glance to be legitimate, and these email appear more than ever during the Holiday Season. Phishing is a form of online identity theft in which fraudsters [...]

EMV Shift – Where Do We Stand?

It has been over a month since EMV’s adoption began here in the U.S., and an overwhelming number of consumers are still unaware of this major change in the payments world.  If you haven't yet heard, from this point on, merchants will assume responsibility of fraud brought from swiping an old magstripe card instead of scanning or dipping cards with [...]

Target to Serve Alcohol in Chicago

When Target opened in 1962, the Dayton Family wanted to make it easy for shoppers to find what they needed at a discounted price. Since then, Target has spread all over the country, making it convenient (and overly tempting) for shoppers to get everything they need in one place. Through the years, the mega-store has partnered with [...]

Security Essentials for Small Businesses

With the increased frequency and sophistication of modern cyber attacks, it is more important than ever for business owners to educate themselves and their staff about the dramatic effects of a data breach. With so many big businesses making the headlines for failed security over the past year (Target, Sony, Anthem, just to name a few), it’s easy to [...]

Aftermath of the Chrysler Software Hack

After the discovery of a major software vulnerability in Chrysler’s Uconnect dashboard computers, the company was forced to issue a formal recall for 1.4 million vehicles. The flaw, first uncovered in July of 2015, allows hackers to remotely control cars, via an internet connection, and expose drivers to extreme danger. The vulnerability affected all Chrysler brands [...]

Facebook vs Privacy Rights

Reality check: your Facebook profile isn’t actually private. CNN reported that, “in a decision that raises crucial issues in the digital age, a New York state appeals court ruled this week that Facebook cannot protect users against search warrants obtained by law enforcement officials to access users’ digital information.” Manhattan prosecutors are currently investigating a [...]

NewtPay Zero & Political Campaigns: Optimizing Donor Contributions

With the 2016 presidential election approaching, candidates are now firmly focused on their campaigns. November 8th, 2016 is not too far off, and candidates are racing to raise millions of dollars - millions which will be spent on what many experts predict will be the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history. This leads us [...]

Male Trolls Threaten Women Across The Internet

For some, it’s hard to believe that gender inequality still exists in today’s society. With Hillary Clinton running for President, and many women holding CEO, CFO, and other high-ranking positions within the workforce, it is concerning that men are given undue superiority to women. Yes, men and women have their differences, but that should not [...]

The Fight Against Fraud

Fraud is a scary thought in today’s merchant environment. Whether it be large-scale hacks on payment systems, or singular attempts of identity fraud, the amount of individuals seeking to gather personal information and swindle consumers out of their own money is ever increasing. When shopping online, in-store, or on the side of the street for [...]

New York Moves to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Wednesday July 22, New York moved to raise its minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants employees to $15 per hour by the end of 2018 for New York City, and state-wide by 2021. This is more than 70 percent earning raise. Previously minimum wage employees earned $8.75, in addition to fast-food chain employees Mayor DeBlasio has proposed [...]