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Is mobile security moving too slowly for payment technology’s evolution?

Is mobile security moving too slowly for payment technology’s evolution?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Some Canadians have been expressing a feeling of loss of control over their private data. At a time in which mobile security has been called into question specifically in terms of the use of banking apps, Canadians are facing another potential issue with regards to the protection of their data in relation to their payment cards – both plastic and over their smartphones. The large banks and credit unions in the country are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Payfone launches new mobile security service

Payfone launches new mobile security service

Payfone will be working with banks for the launch of its Identity Certainty products in 2015 Payfone, a mobile security solutions provider, has announced the launch of a new product called Identity Certainty, which will be used by several banks to ensure the security of financial information. The company has partnered with three major financial institutions, which will begin using Identity Certainty in the first quarter of 2015. These institutions will also be working with Early … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

The Privacy Commissioner in the country has now joined 22 Canadian and global counterparts in an open letter. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has recently joined with 22 other watchdog groups and regulators within Canada and other parts of the world in an open letter that has been issued to tech giants such as Apple and Google, calling for massive improvements to the mobile security control that users have over the use of their private information by … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends

Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

New report sheds light on performance of mobile commerce while also highlighting security issues Online fraud and abuse protection provider Iovation has released a new report concerning the performance of mobile commerce over the past holiday shopping weekend. The report notes that consumers made use of their mobile devices when shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking advantage of retail opportunities offered specifically to mobile consumers. Iovation found that, in some cases, people fell prey … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

Consumers have already expressed that they are leery about smartphone based shopping, and this may not be paranoia. While some consumers have already started shopping over mobile commerce and many retailers and restaurants have been jumping on the bandwagon to provide apps to make that process easier than using the mobile web, recent research is starting to show that this may not be as safe as some think in terms of keeping sensitive data protected. Even Americans … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends, United States

Mobile commerce grows despite security concerns

Mobile commerce grows despite security concerns

New report shows the growth of the mobile sector Juniper Research has released a new report concerning the growth of the mobile commerce sector. The report takes note of several trends that have emerged in the mobile market and provides insight into how these trends have affected the perception of mobile shopping among consumers. Notably, the report shows that security is one of the most problematic issues that consumers have with mobile commerce. Despite security concerns, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Tablet Commerce, Trends, United States

Twitter to begin tracking mobile apps of its users

Twitter to begin tracking mobile apps of its users

The social network is going to start monitoring the other third party applications installed on a user’s smartphone or tablet. According to an announcement that was made by Twitter Inc, that social network company is going to start tracking the other third party mobile apps that are installed on the smartphones and tablets of its users, in order to be able to provide those people with more tailored content, which includes advertisements. This new component of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Mozido to make use of mobile commerce and security products from MasterCard

Mozido to make use of mobile commerce and security products from MasterCard

Mozido forms partnership with MasterCard to improve its mobile platform Mozido, a company that provides financial and marketing services focused on the mobile sector, has announced that it has partnered with MasterCard. Through this partnership, Mozido will be incorporating the mobile payments and security products that MasterCard had to offer. These products will be bundled into the services that Mozido provides, increasing its value to its clients and helping the company establish a stronger foothold in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments