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MasterCard overhauls its digital wallet service

MasterCard has revealed a major expansion to its Masterpass digital wallet service that will allow customers to pay in-store using contactless technology.

Just launched in the US and due to expand into Europe, Africa and the Middle East in 2017, the changes mean Masterpass will work on Smart phones, wearable payment devices and tablets, giving customers the option to pay online or in person with just one touch.

Product Spotlight: Kensington Lock and Tether

Tailwind are proud to announce the release of our new custom Kensington MicroSaver ® lock and tether for payment technology, designed for when extra security is required.

Tailwind has worked with Kensington - the world leader for IT security - to develop a custom, tamper proof lock and tether that ensures any payment terminal with a Kensington slot can be securely tethered to all our Tailwind stands.

5 things all small businesses should know about secure payment processing

Did you know, if your payment system offers low levels of security you could be held responsible for the cost of any breach?

Helpfully, the PCI Security Standards Council has identified 5 key areas where payment processing can be vulnerable to thieves: compromised card reader, paper stored in a filing cabinet, data hidden in a payment system database, hidden camera recording entry of authentication date, and a secret tap into your store's network.

Visa gives contactless payment rings to athletes at Rio Olympics

A select group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in Rio will be able to make payments at the touch of a finger thanks to NFC-enabled rings from Visa.

The prototype NFC payment rings will be given to 45 Visa-sponsored athletes to use across the city. The rings are water resistant to a depth of 50 metres and include a secure microchip with an embedded NFC-enabled antenna. 

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