August 26, 2016Blog Posts

Gas stations fight hackers — but they’re going to have to pay for it


Hackers are dialing up the heat on gas stations, but business owners are about to start fighting back. As U.S. retailers continue the nationwide rollout of payment terminals that accept EMV cards, which are chip-enabled debit and credit cards designed to better stamp out fraud, more than 150,000 convenience stores and gas stations will be the next leg of implementation. Similar to last year’s deadline rush to update brick-and-mortar stores’ payment systems, it’s expected to cause headaches at the pump and at the register when upgrades begin over the next 12 months.


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