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Are Cash Transfer Apps Safe to Use? Here’s What Your Family Needs to Know

I can’t recall the last time I gave my teenage daughter cash for anything. If she needs money for gas, I Venmo it. A Taco Bell study break with the roommates? No problem. With one click, I transfer money from my Venmo account to hers. She uses a Venmo credit card to make her purchase. To this mom, cash apps may be the best thing to happen to parenting
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety app security Apple Pay Cash App cash apps cash

How to Spot Ingenico Self-Checkout Skimmers

A KrebsOnSecurity story last month about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations got picked up by quite a few publications. Since then I’ve heard from several readers who work at retailers that use hundreds of thousands of these Ingenico credit card terminals across their stores, and all wanted to know the same thing
Publish At:2016-06-24 14:00 | Read:5243 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine All About Skimmers Apple Pay Ingenico skim

The Mobility Minute, Oct. 19–23: Android Marshmallow, iOS 9.1 and More!

Stay up to date with the latest news around the mobile world with our weekly series, the Mobility Minute! This week, we offer a taste of six sweet new features for Android Marshmallow for the enterprise, provide a remedy for CISOs that have come down with a case of mobilephobia, give you an update on how mobile payments are faring and highlight the key aspec
Publish At:2015-10-27 09:15 | Read:2980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Android Marshmallow Android Pay Appl

Hacking Apple Pay to steal credit card data

Experts at Wandera discovered that hackers can set up a bogus access point spoofing Apple Pay and fool users into provide their credit card data. Experts at the mobile security company Wandera have reported a security flaw in Apple iOS that could be exploited to fool a user into provides his credit card data and personal inf
Publish At:2015-06-06 02:00 | Read:3877 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple Apple Pay credit card iOS mobile

States Seek Better Mousetrap to Stop Tax Refund Fraud

With the 2014 tax filing season in the rearview mirror, state tax authorities are struggling to incorporate new approaches to identifying and stopping fraudulent tax refund requests, a $6 billion-a-year problem that’s hit many states particularly hard this year. But some states say they are encountering resistance to those efforts on nearly every front
Publish At:2015-06-02 03:40 | Read:3776 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine The Coming Storm ACTR Alabama Department o

Mobile Payment Technology: Secure or Subpar?

Is mobile payment technology secure? While companies such as Google, Apple and Venmo are racing to assure consumers their data is safe and sound, users aren’t convinced. As noted by TechTarget, just 3 percent of mobile phone owners in the United States accessed their mobile wallets in-store over the past three months. However, it isn’t all bad ne
Publish At:2015-04-04 09:15 | Read:3540 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Fraud Protection Mobile Security Apple

Apple Pay: Bridging Online and Big Box Fraud

Lost amid the media firestorm these past few weeks about fraudsters turning to Apple Pay is this stark and rather unsettling reality: Apple Pay makes it possible for cyber thieves to buy high-priced merchandise from brick-and-mortar stores using stolen credit and debit card numbers that were heretofore only useful for online fraud. To understand what’s
Publish At:2015-03-11 15:30 | Read:4151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 Apple Pay avi

Cyber criminals target call center operators in Apple Pay fraud schema

Cybercriminals are targeting call centers operators in Apple Pay fraud to circumvent the checks implemented by Apple, banks and card issuers. The security expert Cherian Abraham revealed a spike in the fraud on Apple’s mobile payment platform, Apple Pay. The criminals are trying new techniques to compromise the Apple sec
Publish At:2015-03-03 09:45 | Read:3015 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security Apple Apple Pay authentic

How Apple Pay Can Make Credit Card Fraud Easier

First things first—and let's make this very clear—Apple Pay has not been hacked.It does, however, appear that Apple's introduction of the contactless payment system has helped some scammers commit credit card fraud.If you have never used Apple Pay, here's a video made by The Verge last year showing how you set it up, and how you make mobile payments with it.
Publish At:2015-03-03 00:25 | Read:3641 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security & Privacy Apple Pay credit card fraud

Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Reports Breach By ‘Unauthorized Third-Parties’

CurrentC – the mobile payment service attempting to rival Apple Pay – has reported a data breach involving the email addresses of its pilot app testers.The application’s maker MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) confirmed the email addresses were obtained by unauthorized third parties, which mostly included “dummy accounts” created for testing purposes only.Sou
Publish At:2014-10-29 18:05 | Read:3424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Top Security Stories Apple Pay breach CurrentC mobile securi

Do CVS and Rite Aid have a monopoly on contraceptives?

Do CVS and Rite Aid have a monopoly on contraceptives? Such puerile humour does an otherwise good news outlet no favours whatsoever.The need to tell an untruth in order to get a silly headline degrades The Register. Two drugstore chains (CVS and Rite Aid) are known to have blocked Appl
Publish At:2014-10-27 05:30 | Read:3139 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Apple Pay Register Rite Aid

Google Accounts Now Support Security Keys

People who use Gmail and other Google services now have an extra layer of security available when logging into Google accounts. The company today incorporated into these services the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, a physical USB-based second factor sign-in component that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google site. A $17 U2F d
Publish At:2014-10-22 15:45 | Read:7351 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Tools apple Apple Pay FIDO FIDO Alliance google iPh

Why the Technology Behind Apple Pay will Change Your Life

Mike here – Exciting news today at the Apple event! I can’t wait to upgrade to the iPad Air 2 and take slow-mo videos at the next Phish concert. I’m also loving the front-facing ‘selfie’ camera, retina HD displays, and the extra screen space on my new iPhone 6. However, what I’m most excited about is that Apple Pay, powered by NFC, is finally going live on O
Publish At:2014-10-17 04:10 | Read:2680 | Comments:0 | Tags:Executive Perspectives Featured Apple Apple Pay security

Threatpost News Wrap, September 19, 2014

Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.http://threatpost.com/files/2014/09/digital_underground_167.mp3Download: digital_underground_167.mp3Music by Chris Gonsalves
Publish At:2014-09-19 19:40 | Read:3940 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Data Breaches Microsoft Mobile Security Podcasts Web S

Rich Mogull on Apple Pay

Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull about the new iPhone 6, the security and privacy of Apple Pay and whether there’s another company that could put together a similar payment system.http://threatpost.com/files/2014/09/digital_underground_166.mp3Download: digital_underground_166.mp3Music by Chris Gonsalves
Publish At:2014-09-18 23:00 | Read:3467 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Mobile Security Podcasts apple Apple Pay apple securit

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