How to Safely Store Client Credit Card Details

Nearly no week passes without bad news of a data breach where confidential customer credit card data landed in the hacker’s hands. So as a company owner and holder of an account with a processor, it’s wise to always take steps to protect your clients’ sensitive info.

Regularly check your Software and Hardware

Test out with your processing service company to verify that all the programs and equipment you use, as well as your fixed terminal, Smartphone card-reading software comply with PCI regulations. Ensure the hardware you utilize is an authentic PIN transaction security device and all software is valid and up-to-date.

Safeguard Paper Records & Encrypt Storages

For some cases such as worldpay review, mail order or recurring businesses, you’ll need to keep electronic data or a hard copy of all transactions. Always lock up any physical records in a secure location, and encrypt all electronic data. If unsure of how to do this, seek Encryption services from PCI DSS-certified experts.

Avoid Storing Very Sensitive data

Often, rules from credit card processors forbid merchants from keeping records of valuable info like security codes or any “track data” held on the magnetic strip of the credit card. And for …

Reasons to Invest in Platinum

A lot of people have not yet tapped into the precious metals investment market, and even the few who have tend to focus on gold and silver since they are considered as high-value metals. However, the market demands are changing, and a significant number of investors are beginning to pay attention to platinum.

The precious metal is mostly used in the industry which makes it behave like a typical market product most of the time. It is also more business-cycle sensitive than gold or silver. The precious metal occurs naturally in Africa, western parts of United States, Columbia, and in the Ural mountains. Platinum is usually found in the presence of other metals such as ruthenium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and palladium.

Reasons to Invest in Platinum and Key Drivers

Platinum is widely regarded a safe-haven for investors who choose it over gold. There is always a positive relationship between gold and platinum prices in the long run. The cost of platinum is most determined by business level and industrial demand since it is considered as an industrial commodity. Its price mostly depends on the ever-growing vehicle assembly industry. Below are the top three reasons to invest in platinum:

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The Cultural Shift That is DevOps

Software development requires the input of development and operation teams in equal measure. While the development teams write code, the operation teams place their focus on risk mitigation while deploying the software in a production environment. Often, these two work independently of each other resulting in a painstakingly slow software development process coupled with the lack of ownership of the end-product by either. It is this link of realization of the silo (a management system that is closed off from other networks in the same organization making it incapable to work effectively with others) emergence within software development companies that the need to have DevOps has arisen.

DevOps involve a cultural shift in which a movement resulting from the collaboration of Development and Operation teams works throughout the entire software delivery process to achieve customer satisfaction. The con of lack of ownership of the end-product’s success and failures by either is mitigated as the development team is able to take ownership of the code from production while the operations team develops automation to build and test the system much faster. This has, in turn, created a happier and more productive team resulting in better and more products.

The success of …

Pokemon GO and Hack for Android/iOS /iPhone

Usage When you open the app first thing you have to decide is the place you want to be the most. For me it’s in my hometown and Santa Monica Pier. Look up the coordinates of the place you want to be and teleport to those coordinates BEFORE you login on the hacked PoGo. Now you can freely walk around and do whatever you want, whilst you’re actually just sitting at home 😀

Download both Cydia Impactor and the latest tweaked IPA (see the link in #announcements).

If you have the original Pokemon Go app on your iOS device, remove it from your device. if you are jailbroken, ensure that LocationFaker9 is deleted and not installed.

Connect your iOS device to your computer. Your computer must have iTunes installed. If your computer is not trusted by your device, you should get a prompt to do so – select Trust.

Open the Cydia Impactor program, and ensure that the correct iOS device is selected in the drop-down menu.

Click and drag the tweaked IPA you downloaded onto Cydia Impactor. It should prompt you for your Apple ID and password, and ask for permission to start signing the IPA.

Once the …

The Key to Enjoying Yourself When Traveling for Business

Those of us who travel for business on a regular basis know that it can be a double-edged sword, a blessing and a burden. The idea of getting away so often, being able to see new places, experience different cultures, be a tourist for even five minutes, can be exciting. However, often times it comes with a lot of headaches. You can get bogged down with all the details and planning, the constant running around, the lack of knowledge about a place and being out of your comfort zone for extended periods of time. There is always some kind of work involved if it is a business trip, and that often takes priority over whatever sightseeing or exploring you had in mind. Sometimes, you only have the opportunity to see inside of a hotel and an office building with a quick stream of scenery when driving to and from the airport. This seems like no way to travel, even if it is for business. As someone who has done a fair bit of traveling on their own as well as for work, I have learned a few tips along the way to help make the experience less stressful and more …