Sequent Software joins with Global Platform to improve mobile security

Mobile-Commerce

Mobile security, a very important piece in the mobile commerce pie. Sequent Software, a developer of NFC technology, has joined with Global Platform, an organization that aims to standardize the management of mobile security applications. Through the partnership, Sequent will be able to help develop more robust security technologies for NFC-based contactless services. The company will also help establish new business requirements and best practices guidelines to help other industries make use of secure NFC technology. Sequent believes that the partnership will be beneficial to the entirety of the NFC…

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Norton Labs launches new QR code scanner that can protect from malicious content

QR Code Scanner

QR codes have not only become popular amongst businesses, they have also become a very useful tool for hackers. The codes have piqued the interest of smart phone users in the U.S. for the last four years, becoming more popular with each successive year. Hackers have seen this rise in popularity as a great opportunity to get their hands on people’s sensitive information. Recently, QR codes linked to malicious content, such as malware, have been becoming more common. Acclaimed security company Norton has released a new QR code scanning application…

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Worries over privacy and security in mobile

Mobile Commerce

Throughout this year, there will be a great deal of movement toward enforcement in the privacy and security areas of mobile, as many concerns have already been identified regarding the use of mobile apps, discount coupons, and payments. Mobile commerce is seeing an explosive growth, which does indicate that people are starting to become more comfortable with the concept of using their mobile devices to make payments for purchases. That said, there is still a certain degree of worry in the mobile sphere regarding the security of using smartphones for…

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Malware starts to make a more prominent place with fake QR codes

QR codes Security

As QR codes start to become more mainstream and are used by a growing number of mobile device users, hackers are starting to take advantage of the popularity of the trend by creating their own fake barcodes that distribute malware when they are scanned. As is the case with all new mobile techniques and technologies, the methods of abusing them are only just starting to be known. Security experts for mobile services do remind users that while the potential is indeed out there, it has yet to become all that…

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Malicious QR codes growing – Consumers may need to take steps to protect themselves

QR Code Security

As QR codes continue to grow more popular with consumers, they are also growing more popular with hackers. The codes have become a very lucrative malicious tool for hackers looking to exploit their popularity. More codes are beginning to appear containing malicious content that can put a smart phone user’s important information at risk. The content embedded in QR codes is impossible to tell until after the codes are scanned. There are, however, some measures smart phone users can take to protect themselves. QR codes can only be scanned using…

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Gemalto to provide platform for ISIS NFC mobile commerce

Mobile-Commerce

The American NFC contactless mobile payment service, ISIS, which is a joint venture among the major U.S. mobile network operators, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, and T-Mobile, has selected the trusted solution for service managers, Allynis from Gemalto, as its central mobile commerce platform. According to the chief marketing officer for ISIS, Ryan Hughes, Gemalto was chosen due to its long established relationships with both mobile operators and various trusted financial organizations. He explained that this meant that Gemalto could provide significant experience in offering services to the consumer, which involve…

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Next year will open up a world of mobile security issues

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Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones have become the primary form of technology among Americans, and it will become even more important in the years to come. It has been forecasted by analysts in the industry that by the year 2015, there will be over 1 billion mobile device shipments, well beyond what PC shipments can ever hope to achieve. While this does offer a great deal of potential for individuals to benefit, it doesn’t come without a significant level of risk. Naturally, the increased availability and use of…

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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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PaymentOne unveils new initiative to protect and assist mobile payment customers

Mobile Commerce

The global mobile payments leader, PaymentOne Corporation, has announced the start of the One Care portal, which is a initiative for consumer advocacy that will guide the industry and help to make certain that consumers and merchants achieve positive mobile payment experiences. One Care would have marketing guidelines established to lead the industry, and would allow for greater investment into IT systems that would assist mobile payment users in being better capable of managing their transactions. Through this initiative, PaymentOne is helping to build a much greater defense against deceptive,…

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Switchblade Platform by 3Cinteractive receives important security certifications

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Leading Fortune 1000 cloud-based mobile service and software provider, 3Cinteractive (3Ci), has just announced that its Switchblade proprietary mobile platform has received certifications from U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor, and from TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy. In order to obtain these certifications, 3Ci had to undergo a meticulous review of its privacy policies, its security procedures, and the security measures it takes for its platform. Clients of 3Ci are among the largest global brands, which rely on the service provider to offer them with innovative and secure mobile communication solutions. According…

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Cloud based fraud detection flying high for mobile users safety

Cloud Based Fraud Company

An emerging provider of fraud prevention solutions in cloud based services did a joint study to see how customers felt about sharing their mobile location with a company. Over half of the consumers interviewed stated they were willing to share the information, if it meant being better protected from online fraud activities. The majority preferred sharing their info with banks, and reputable third party security monitors came in second. ThreatMetrix is a growing business that provides cloud based fraud prevention platforms to help online companies to verify new accounts, authorize…

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