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 banking at Lloyds rated higher than Barclays

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A recent report also showed that Caixa, a Spanish bank, received the highest score. Forrester Research recently released a report that rated some of the top banks in terms of their mobile banking functionality, and among the leading names on the list, Lloyds Bank was soaring. In fact, that bank managed to score ahead of the majority of its lead competitors such as Barclays and Natwest. This data was released in the Global Mobile Banking Benchmark review that was issued by Forrester. Within it, the research firm ranked the leading…

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Mobile payments at Starbucks allow customers to leave tips

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This new function will be implemented by the summer of 2013. Starbucks has announced that its mobile payments system will soon be including a feature that will allow customers to leave a digital tip for baristas, and that this will likely become available as of next summer. A similar ability will also be available through the Square program to be implemented in November. This additional mobile payments system at Starbucks will also give customers the chance to leave tips for the baristas when they purchase their coffees. In order to…

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Digital Dining announces new Tabbedout mobile payment solution for merchants

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Merchants can now offer Tabbedout mobile payments from Digital Dining to consumers who want to pay with their smartphones. Top hospitality point of sale (POS) software developer, Digital Dining, has announced that it will be adding Tabbedout – a free mobile payment application – to their portfolio of products before the end of 2012’s second quarter. Tabbedout allows consumers to use their smartphones to open, view, and pay their bills. Its availability will mean that a broader segment of the hospitality industry in the United States will be able to…

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