Online shopping fraud seems to occur less with mobile apps, says new report

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eCommerce fraud skyrockets over prime holiday shopping days in the US. A report released from Riskifield, a retail fraud prevention platform, reveals that between November 20 and November 27, online shopping fraud attempts increase to almost three times the average daily eCommerce fraud attempts. This finding shows that, not surprisingly, fraud attempts rise along with the volume of sales. Mobile apps appear to be the safer shopping channel. Interestingly, those who conduct their online shopping directly via a retailer’s mobile app, are typically at a reduced risk of fraud attempts…

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Research finds Android mobile shopping apps lack security

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Android users beware – US mobile commerce apps aren’t as safe as you think Recent security testing conducted by mobile security companies Appknox and SEWORKS reveals an estimated 40 of the top 50 Android mobile shopping apps in the United States have high-level vulnerabilities. The apps were tested across 34 different security testing categories. Almost all apps are vulnerable to hackers. The “Security Status in m-Commerce” report from Appknox and SEWORKS found that over 84% of the shopping apps tested had a minimum of three high-level security vulnerabilities. What’s more,…

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MyFitnessPal mobile app security breach affects 150 million accounts

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The hack has exposed the email addresses and passwords of its users who have now been advised. The popular MyFitnessPal application from Under Armour has experienced a massive mobile app security breach. The hack extended to both mobile users and those using the official website. The cybersecurity breach occurred in February and revealed usernames, email addresses and passwords. An estimated 150 million users were affected by the mobile app security failure, said Under Armour. Users who may have been impacted by the breach are in the midst of being advised.…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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London mobile commerce has gone underground

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Shoppers are enjoying spending their time on the Tube hunting for and purchasing products. Underground train commuters are now spending a rising amount of time shopping over London mobile commerce channels as they use this opportunity to research products, compare prices and buy what they need. A recent study by Pay by Bank, a mobile payments provider, showed m-commerce is hotter than ever. Pay by Bank has determined that 39 percent of Tube riders are also checking out London mobile commerce opportunities by browsing for products and services as well…

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