Tuesday’s Tip: Resolve a User Lockout

In a world full of logins and passwords it’s easy to understand that one may occasionally forget their password. It can be frustrating and disruptive. TrustCommerce offers User Administration for large organizations so their personnel can access the TC Vault system for billing, accepting payments, issuing credit/voids and so forth. When a User forgets their password they have different options on how they can quickly update their password.

One way is to contact your Administrator and inform them you have forgotten your password. From there, they can assist and get you back in. However, reaching out to an Administrator for password help isn’t always convenient, especially if they are not available. A simpler option is to use the Forget Password tool on the TC Vault Log In page. Here are the main steps.

Encryption (Yes, It Really Is that Simple)

Security Metrics released their third study on unencrypted card data; the results were astonishing as 63% of businesses do not encrypt credit cards. This means that businesses are storing the 16-digit Primary Account Number (PAN) in the clear. 7% of businesses are storing the magnetic stripe data found on the back of the card.[1] Not only is storing unencrypted card information reckless—putting organizations and their customers at risk—it violates Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).