Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

QR code fraud - mobile technology

The company uses geo-location data to help ensure users remain secure when scanning the barcodes. Mobile security experts have their eyes on QR code fraud at the moment, since the barcodes have exploded in popularity due to their affordability, ease of implementation and ease of use for several purposes. Quick response codes are used for everything from digital restaurant menus to mobile payments. It is in the area of contactless mobile payments that experts are particularly concerned about the potential for QR code fraud. These have surged in use this…

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Over half of Americans who have tried contactless payment will use it again

Contactless payment - mobile payments

New Amex research shows 58 percent of people who tried this type of transaction are more likely to use it. Americans who have tried contactless payment because of the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to use it again, said results from a new Amex survey. Online and mobile ordering for delivery and pickup options are also more appealing to consumers. Contactless payment and online and mobile delivery and pickup options are becoming increasingly popular options. Moreover, consumers who tried them for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic are…

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Mobile payment isn’t being adopted as quickly as originally anticipated

Mobile Payments

Though many major international companies such as Google, banks, payment processors, and retailers such as Toys R Us and Gap, are working together to offer customers the ability to use their mobile devices to pay for their purchases, a recent KPMG study is showing that it will still be another few years before the payment method truly goes mainstream. In fact, the study’s results indicate that only 23 percent of consumers are currently willing to use their smartphones to complete a payment transaction instead of cash, credit, or debit. Within…

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2012 will bring much more than contactless payment from NFC

NFC Technology

At the end of 2010, the predictions made by Forrester were that Near Field Communication (NFC) would start to come into its own in 2011, though they had noted that it would be far from mainstream by the close of this year. Now that it’s a year later, the predictions are starting to come in for next year, and this year’s use of NFC is starting to be reexamined in order to make the forecasts. In 2011, it has been estimated that between 35 and 40 million smartphones enabled with…

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Gemalto to provide platform for ISIS NFC 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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