4 out of 5 shopping apps leak user data

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A new NowSecure survey showed that 80 percent of these commerce applications breach security. Consumers who plan to use shopping apps to get their holiday gifts under the tree this year are being warned to pay closer attention to the efforts they make on behalf of their own security. The vast majority of mobile commerce applications are leaking the user’s personal information. A NowSecure survey found that 82 percent of shopping apps from brick and mortar stores are leaking personal data. Similarly 92 percent of commerce applications for online-only retail…

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Mobile order and pay adoption took off this year

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A new analysis showed that consumers are increasingly using this opportunity to purchase in advance. The results of a new analysis showed that consumers are adopting mobile order and pay at an increasing rate. The data clearly showed that some forms of retail have become quite successful in its implementation. The research was conducted based on data from the Mercator Advisory Group. That firm published their findings in their report called “Mobile Payments: Making a Comeback.” The report looked at the adoption of mobile order and pay trends as a…

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Holiday smartphone shopping approaches ubiquity this year

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Consumers have already started the first part of their purchases and device use is up. Even before Black Friday officially launches the season, it’s already expected that most consumers will take part in holiday smartphone shopping. Mobile devices have become a natural part of the purchasing experience, which is particularly true at this time of year. The AdColony Mobile Shopping Survey included a study of holiday smartphone shopping habits, and the trends we can expect this year. The research outlined a number of trends, including an increase in m-commerce participation…

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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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Survey says holiday shopping to be led by mobile, not social this year

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Findings of a recent Deloitte survey predicts U.S. consumer spend habits. The professional services network is one of the first to release an early holiday shopping prediction survey this year. Deloitte’s 34th annual holiday retail survey polled 4,410 adult consumers across the U.S. in September to discover their intentions regarding holiday spending. Consumers seem keen to spend on experiences. While Deloitte’s 2019 holiday shopping retail survey is only a prediction and won’t necessarily line up with what actually results by the end of the shopping season, it does hold value…

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