Adobe’s server hacked, making data of 2.9 million customers accessible

Adobe Systems Inc. is reporting one of its servers has been hacked, with attackers getting a look at the customer IDs and encrypted passwords of as many as 2.9 million users. In a

Published on: October 4th, 2013 Candice So

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Shopify launches payment processing and point-of-sale system

Merchants using Shopify Inc. to power their storefronts are now getting two big changes to how they run transactions – they can now directly charge online customers through Shopify instead of using a

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

Wave looking for SMBs to test its mobile payment app

Everyone’s been talking about mobile payments, but for something that’s supposed to be such a hot topic, not a lot of people are using them. But if you’re running a small business, and

Published on: August 27th, 2013 Candice So

Online payment startup Stripe hits Canada

Flush with VC cash, U.S. startup Stripe has brought its online payments platform to the Canadian market. What Stripe has to offer is an easy sell to Canada's busy, resourcestarved SMBs who want

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Widespread mobile payments adoption still five years away, study says

Until the corner variety store in your neighbourhood installs a near field communication (NFC)-enabled payment terminal and your aunt feels comfortable paying for milk with her smartphone, it will take some time for

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Is your MSP helping business with PCI compliance?

by Stuart Crawford Keeping customer information secure has always been a necessity. Not long ago, customer information got locked away in a file cabinet somewhere to which only a select few had a

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Startup helps merchants accept credit card payments via smartphone

A Vancouver-based start-up company is competing against some big players in the financial services industry by offering small businesses a way to accept credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet.Payfirma Corp. was

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Beware of ‘card-trapping’ at ATM machines

Criminals are embracing methods to trap debit and credit cards in automated teller machines (ATMs) for retrieval later, a move believed to be motivated by better security measures designed to ensure card details

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Online services help you get paid right now

With many small businesses just trying to stay afloat following a deep economic recession, waiting around to get paid just shouldn't be an option, according to one financial software company.Intuit Canada, makers of

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Innovate or stagnate, credit card providers warned

Credit card providers need to hop on the mobile payment bandwagon or experience a further deterioration in their already grim situation, experts warn. In the span of two years, the card payment industry

Published on: April 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

TTC may opt for ‘open’ electronic fare payment system

While participating in a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) electronic fare pilot, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) seems to be eyeing a different payment system from the rest of the region.In a statement, chair

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How PayPal confounds cybercrooks and thwarts hackers

Having $2 billion a year in transactions doesn’t help matters if you want to avoid a cyber-criminal’s attention.But that’s the amount that PayPal Inc. processes in Canadian purchases alone each year, and it’s

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Card fraud set to rise and what to do about it

I'm Joaquim Menezes, senior online editor at IT Business. Our guest today is Jas Anand, product and risk strategy manager at Actimize. We've had Jas on this program before. Today he's going to

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes