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Forget ka-ching. It's all tap-tap these days.
Restaurants and shop owners fed up with antiquated cash registers and expensive credit card terminals are switching to cheaper devices that plug into smartphones and tablets. And companies such as PayPal, Square Inc. and Groupon Inc. are rushing to meet them, developing sleeker stands to mount tablets running their software or hooking up with existing systems.
Every transaction carries some risk, security experts agree, but the agent seems to have conflated a couple of security concerns. Chipped cards — or “smart cards” — are the standard in much of the world, but not in the United States. They’re beginning to creep into use here, especially as consumer demand for them grows. They come in two varieties: Chip and PIN, and Chip and Signature (the latter recently issued by Bank of America to Alaska Airlines VISA cardholders). The PIN is the more secure of the two.Read more
Reducing fraud and meeting liability shift deadlines from the major card networks in 2015 are the big reasons for planning the move to EMV-enabled cards, according to credit unions surveyed by The Members Group.Read more
As small businesses turn to mobile payments, they’re often drawn to the big names: PayPal, Here and Square dominate the conversation. In fact, PayPal announced just this month that it would waive fees on PayPal, Here and other devices through 2013. But are the biggest really the best in the long run? While small business owners may be enticed by PayPal’s offer, the most common name in mobile is rarely the best option for small merchants.Read more
Adware has become a somewhat concerning issue on Android, a new study from security firm Lookout has discovered. According to the security company, over the last year alone, over 1 million American Android users have unknowingly downloaded adware. What's worse, 6.5 percent of the free applications available in the Google Play marketplace now contain adware of some sort.Read more
If you’re using WiFi at home then you may have some nagging concerns about its security. Some connections can extend up to a mighty 100 meters so such concerns extend beyond the question of trusting your neighbors.Read more
In these days of the Internet, security is a growing concern. In a context where the Internet community is increasing in leaps and several billion pages are uploaded to the web every day, it’s hard to keep track of everything that’s out there. Protecting children online is a priority, and similar to teaching a child to ride a bike or drive a car, we should be helping them learn how to navigate the online world.Read more
Tracking where and when a photograph was taken can be as simple as a click of the mouse, and that’s making it easy for hackers and stalkers to gain personal information. But there are easy steps you can take to protect yourself from cyber predators.Read more
Like it or not, the online world today is one in which we're expected to participate. Whether because of peer pressure, sheer convenience or clear-eyed decision making, we join social media sites, order merchandise online, store things in the cloud and burnish our "digital brand."Read more
We know the limitations of passwords: They are difficult to scale, and managing truly secure passwords is a headache for administrators and end users. We also know that although there are alternate technologies for online authentication, passwords probably are here to stay.Read more