Prioritize security during the holidays

Mobile commerce security may need more attention The holiday season has arrived and that means that a lot of shopping needs to get done. Many people are opting to do their holiday shopping from their mobile devices this year, taking advantage of the some of the special offers that are being provided by retailers with an interest in mobile commerce. Some people are choosing to avoid physical stores, shopping instead directly from their mobile devices. Others, however, will be using their devices in-store in order to find the best deals…

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App developers showing favor for NFC technology

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Survey shows that developers are considering NFC technology to be a high priority Evans Data Corporation, a leading market research firm, has released the latest results of its Mobile Development Survey. At least twice a year, the firm polls mobile developers around the world, collecting data to form insight on the emerging trends that are shaping the development landscape. This year, the Mobile Development Survey shows that NFC technology is becoming a major priority among applications developers. Many of these developers are beginning to support NFC throughout the platforms, with…

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NFC technology proves to be a liability in Asia

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NFC technology becomes a popular target for thieves NFC technology has been receiving more attention recently due to the rise in popularity of mobile commerce. NFC is not a new technology, but it is still relatively young when compared to other types of mobile technology. Before NFC was being used in mobile commerce, it was being used in credit cards as a way to facilitate contactless payments. Now, NFC is beginning to attract the attention of malicious groups that are eager to steal a consumer’s financial information. Digital pickpockets becoming…

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NFC technology based keys can be securely shared

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  QR codes can be used to securely send virtual keys that are stored on smartphones to other devices. Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology has just launched an NFC technology access control system that will allow keys to be securely shared through the use of QR codes. The system uses near field communication technology that is sent to a registered user’s enabled device. The keys are issued to the users by the Key2Share server. They are sent directly to the NFC technology equipped smartphone of a registered user. Once…

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Mobile security partnership formed among U.S. Government, IQT and Tyfone

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NFC technology will be at the center of the strategic investment and tech development deal. Tyfone, a mobility software and NFC technology solutions provider, has just entered into a mobile security agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is a nonprofit that discovers new and innovative technology solutions for the American government. According to the IQT technology vice president, Jay Emmanuel, “Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions”. He added that “We believe that Tyfone’s technology has the potential to…

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NFC technology may be included in iPhones after all

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Apple could be planning to release a device that contains the near field communication chip in the future. The recent acquisition of Authentec by Apple, for $356 million, is suggesting that after years of rumors stating that it is seeking to include NFC technology in its iPhones, this may become the truth in the not so distant future. A near field communication chip was notably absent from the recent release of the iPhone 5. Now, the NFC technology news has been revealed that the Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) division of…

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NFC technology proves popular amongst university students

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NFC technology being used for more than commerce There are many uses for NFC technology that extend beyond the world of commerce. Before the technology became the backbone of mobile commerce, for instance, it was used in marketing to provide consumers with engaging experiences. Now, the technology is becoming more popular in the world of security because of its uses in access control. Ironically, NFC technology is currently surrounded by controversy concerning its security and how it can be easily exploited. The security industry has only ever seen these concerns…

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New mobile security mechanism could benefit m-commerce

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Mobile security continues to be a serious issue for m-commerce As mobile commerce gains ground with consumers, concerns regarding mobile security are becoming more serious. These concerns are becoming impossible to ignore as more companies enter the highly competitive m-commerce arena, vying for the favor of mobile consumers. Driven by NFC technology, m-commerce is expected to become a massive industry. If mobile security issues continue to go unresolved, however, the industry may be setting itself for catastrophic failure in the future. Researchers develop new mobile security verification mechanism Researchers from…

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NFC technology may get a boost from Razorfish campaign

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NFC technology still unfamiliar in the U.S. NFC technology has managed to garner a great deal of support from consumers all over the world. In the U.S., however, the technology is still unfamiliar. With concerns over mobile security growing, many U.S. consumers have shown caution when approaching NFC technology. As such, the technology has yet to reach mainstream status, which could have significant implications for industries like mobile commerce, which rely on NFC technology. Marketing agency Razorfish has devised a way to introduce consumers to NFC technology in the hopes…

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Mobile security issues to gain exposure through Black Hat conference

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Security continues to be a serious issue in the world of mobile technology As mobile technology continues to play a growing role in the lives of many, security is becoming one of the greatest concerns amongst consumers. The subject of mobile security is expected to gain a great deal of attention during the Black Hat USA 2012 conference, which will be held in Las Vegas at the end of July. The conference, which is in its 15th year, has long been a major event in the security world, attractive IT…

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Sequent Software joins with Global Platform to improve mobile security

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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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