It is simply just not secure or safe to use USB or Keyboard Wedge credit card swipes anymore. You could be fined and/or lose the ability to accept payment via credit or debit card if caught.
There are multiple options available to you:
- Look at Card Defender which takes the security risk out of RMS, uses integrated payment terminals to interface with RMS, and you even pick up cool stuff like signature capture and NFC for Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
- Switch to using stand alone payment terminals. Quickest and least expensive option but leaves you open to entry errors that can cost you over $2080 annually in lost revenue.
- Look at updating RMS to one of the low cost direct replacement programs like Cloud Retailer or Retail Management Hero
***I've also been contact by users of Microsoft Dynamics POS 2007, 2009 and 2.0 stating that they are also losing the ability to process credit cards effective June 1st, 2018. In these cases, you have fewer options since Dynamics POS 2007, 2009 and 2.0 do not have any 3rd party processing interfaces and do not qualify for a low cost replacement program. Contact me as needed***
***New Heartland Deadline: June 1st, 2018. You will need to change hardware/software as need or your processing will be tuned off***
****Wells Fargo and Heartland have also communicated with retailers that they will no longer allow them to use RMS and native processing with USB/Keyboard Wedge credit card swipes****
*****If you are using Windows XP then you can not use any web-based or integrated processing solution as Windows XP does not meet security standards*****