Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

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A new Juniper Research study revealed that over 40 percent of iOS users don’t want to use this security tech. More than one in three iOS device users in the United States do not intend to use facial ID technology as a part of their mobile payment security. This, according to Juniper Research survey findings. The findings suggest that Apple’s own customers may not feel comfortable with the new facial recognition tech. Facial ID tech is among the latest Apple releases. However, its own customers seem to find voice recognition…

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Americans more confident in mobile payment security than global average

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Ninety-four percent of people in the U.S. are comfortable with wallet app security levels. Consumers are placing a growing level of trust in mobile payment security and smartphone based shopping, particularly in the United States. In fact, many consumers expressed greater confidence in their devices than the security of stores themselves. Interestingly, while the United States has not seen rapid adoption rates for mobile wallets, it doesn’t seem to be a lack of trust presenting the greatest barrier. This goes against many of the main predictions about the use of…

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Mobile payment security concerns may affect European shoppers

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An EU agency is cautioning consumers to be aware of the threats associated with wallet apps. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a report cautioning consumers about mobile payment security. The ENISA report pointed to an “explosive proliferation of viruses and malware affecting mobile devices.” The report included the results of an ENISA study into the threats within the mobile wallet app environment. The study examined the types of mobile payment security threats that have been effectively holding the ecosystem back. It also underscored…

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Mobile security is no higher in payments apps than other applications

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A recent study of 10 popular digital wallets showed that even basic levels of protection were absent. A recent study conducted on the mobile security associated with the top 10 smartphone payments apps has determined that these applications lack everything from basic protection and controls upward. While the holiday shopping season is now underway, shoppers might want to understand this risk before paying over mobile. American retailers are now in full swing of the holiday shopping season and while many companies feel that this will be the season in which…

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5 Reasons to Implement Mobile Payment Processing

Mobile Marketing for Small Business Owners

Mobile payment processing allows people to use their mobile devices to pay for a variety of products and services. This positively influences many areas of commerce by improving the way companies do business. It offers a variety of benefits that range from superior on-the-go capabilities, flexibility, and affordable pricing to opportunities to attract new customers and increase profit. If these advantages don’t convince you to embrace this payment option, perhaps the following 5 reasons to implement mobile payment processing will be helpful. 1.      Convenience Developed especially for people on the…

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NFC technology in need of rebranding, according to Deutsche Telekom

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NFC technology continues to grab attention from companies and consumers around the world Mobile commerce has managed to gain a great deal of momentum in the relatively short time it has existed. The concept of mobile commerce has transcended into its own full-fledged industry, drawing the attention of large companies like Google, Apple, and others. The development of the industry has relied heavily of NFC technology, which can turn nearly any smart phone into a mobile payment platform. The technology itself has been a subject of interest among telecommunications companies,…

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Visa criticizes the lackluster security measures for PayPal’s new mobile payment platform

Mobile Commerce

After months of trials with NFC-powered mobile payments, PayPal announced earlier this month that it would be abandoning the technology entirely. The company will instead be adopting a mobile payment system of its own, whose security measures are claimed to be unbeatable. PayPal’s claims have run afoul of Visa, however, who has invested a great deal in NFC technology. The global credit company is well-versed in matters of financial security for consumers and has taken issue with PayPal’s insistence that its own protection methods trump those put in place by…

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Google Wallet security compromised with the use of simple brute force programs

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Google’s ambitious endeavor to become a major force in the emerging industry of mobile commerce has been going well. The company’s Google Wallet mobile payment application has been well received amongst consumers with NFC-enabled smart phones. There may be a problem, however, with the security of Google’s system. The acclaimed technology company has been adamant in their claims that NFC transactions with Google Wallet are entirely safe, as the application boasts of a number of high-end security features. It seems that Google did not account for hackers using brute force…

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Cellum showcases its secure mobile payment solution in London – Hungarian CellPay technology suitable for Western European markets

Mobile Payments

Budapest, February 1st 2012 – At London’s Mobile Payment and NFC conference, industry experts will exchange ideas on expected trends in mobile payment and purchasing this year. The three-day event is co-sponsored by Hungary’s Cellum Group, creator of the CellPay secure mobile payment system. The company’s innovative solutions include the MasterCard Mobile service whose world premiere in Hungary last autumn will soon be followed by its launch in other markets. Cellum’s innovative technology is not operator-specific. The Hungarian company’s CellPay system, presented by Cellum CEO & President and János Kóka…

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Electronic pickpocketing may be a major risk for NFC-enabled mobile devices

Mobile Security

As more major financial and technology companies investing in near-field communication (NFC), mobile commerce may soon become a major part of the worldwide society. With commerce evolving, new dangers are being discovered that put people’s money at risk. NFC technology, essentially, transforms any smart phone into a mobile payment device by enabling that mobile device to store its owner’s financial information. Smart phones are popular targets for theft, but today’s criminals are adapting to a new world where technology has become a significant force. Pickpocketing has existed since time immemorial…

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