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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Visa launches new program to support mobile payments

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Visa Developer may aid in the development of new mobile payments services Visa has released a new developer program that is designed to accelerate the adoption of mobile payments. Called Visa Developer, the program will provide developers with access to new technology, most of which is associated with mobile transactions in some fashion. The mobile payments market is growing quickly, and more companies are beginning to embrace mobile commerce as a way to provide better services to consumers. Visa has become heavily invested in this space and intends to secure…

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Report from Gemalto provides insight on the mobile payments space

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Gemalto offers assessment of the mobile commerce landscape Gemalto, a leading digital security firm, has offered an assessment of the mobile payments landscape. The company has acquired significant experience in the mobile commerce world, where many other organizations have begun to see significant promise. Some of these organizations have been experiencing turbulence with their mobile commerce operations, which has lead Gemalto, as well as other firms, to provide some insight into the mobile payments space and the challenges that exist therein. Consumers have access to a wide range of mobile…

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UK millennials are showing favor for mobile payments

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Mobile payments is growing quickly among young consumers in the UK Mobile payments have become a very prominent force among millennials in the United Kingdom, according to a new survey from Compass Plus. They survey suggests that the age of consumers has a major effect on whether or not they will participate in mobile commerce. In the UK, younger consumers appear to be most comfortable with mobile shopping, largely due to their familiarity with mobile technology and e-commerce in general. Survey finds that younger consumers are more active in mobile…

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Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

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As smartphones reach nearly full saturation among global execs, it means certain risks are growing. As virtually every exec around the world is now armed with a smartphone and with the growing number of data breaches making headlines, CEOs are starting to recognize that mobile security is a very important topic for them to consider. The saturation point of the ownership of mobile devices is creating threats that could potentially be detrimental. What a recent study published by CNBC International showed was that execs aren’t unaware of this mobile security…

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Security is playing a larger role in the growth of mobile payments

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Federal Reserve report shows that mobile commerce is on the rise Mobile payments are finding more support in the United States, but security is still a primary concern for consumers and merchants alike. The Federal Reserve has released a new report that highlights this issue, as well as the growth of mobile commerce support throughout the country. For many consumers, security has been a major hurdle that has barred their participation in mobile commerce. This is a concern held by retailers, as well, with many companies being targeted by cyber…

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Security problems may be driving people away from mobile payments

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Consumers and IT professionals have major concerns when it comes to mobile security Security concerns may be driving consumers away from mobile payments. A recent survey from Experian has found that a significant portion of consumers believe that the mobile space is particularly prone to digital risks. Several companies have become involved in the mobile payments space, but they have not yet become acclimated to the security risks that exist therein. As such, faith in the ability to protect consumer financial information may be waning for many consumers. Survey shows…

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Apple expands its mobile payments service

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Apple Pay could be on track to being accepted in more than 1.5 million locations in the US Apple’s mobile payments service is gaining momentum in the United States as the company prepares to launch the service in new markets in the near future. During Apple’s latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple Pay will soon be accepted at more than 1.5 million locations throughout the country. Apple has also announced an expansion to the service that may be able to help the company achieve this ambitious goal…

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