Retailers using our Tower Systems POS software can rest easy that their businesses will not be as exposed a US retailer Target and the news from the US that around 40 million records were stolen in a security breach experienced by the giant retailer. The POS used by Target stores customer name, credit card number, CVV code and expiry.
Tower Systems does not store this information for over the counter purchases.
Customers purchasing using, for example, the Tyro integrated EFTPOS, the newsagency software does not have any visibility of or access to customer credit card details. This arms-length approach is far more secure than the approach taken by Target.
Retailers using our software can choose to separately store credit card details but this in encrypted. Also, our software does not store the all-important CVV code – for security reasons.
Retailers using the Tower Systems software could not suffer as Target in the US is suffering.