Mobile Payments Security 101

How merchants and mobile payment service providers can protect their users against mobile payments fraud.


How PCI is bad for small business

"PCI is completely one-sided," says Mark Horwedel of the Merchant Advisory Group. "Merchants can pay a lot of money to come and give advice while the networks can go in the other room and make all the decisions." (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Are your customers really who they say they are?

The first step to knowing your customer: Know Jumio. Jumio’s ID ver­i­fi­ca­tion technology, Netverify, pro­vides you with real-time ID verification. Turn your customer’s smart-phone or com­puter into an ID scan­ning ter­minal that makes it fast and easy to cap­ture and...

PCI expands encryption standard for mobile devices

Recently updated standards now allow mobile mag-stripe readers to be tested and approved for compliance.

Square readers still unencrypted

Mobile POS company Square said it would meet Visa standards for encrypted readers by summer.

RAMP: PCI compliance with NFC devices

At the recent mobile payments conference in Chicago, Brad Cyprus with Vendor Safe talked about how retailers can stay right with security guidelines when it comes to NFC payments.

PCI issues new guidance for mobile payment apps

What effect will the Council's announcement have on mobile payments?

Ask the Experts: Pizzerias and PCI

Do operators really understand what PCI means?

PCI standard v1.2 clarifies rules

Latest version is tougher on malware, easier on firewalls.

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PCI Council publishes appendix to PCI Data Security Standard

​Supplemental validation procedures will help organizations demonstrate ongoing security efforts for protecting payments, the council says.

PCI Council publishes PA-DSS revision

The new release addresses vulnerabilities in the SSL encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk.

Bluefin receives PCI validation for mobile encryption product

Company's Mobile P2PE product will interface with its QuickSwipe mobile point-of-sale system, using Infinite Peripherals' PCI P2PE-approved Prima M mobile swipe device.

Bluefin finds distribution partner for encryption product

Priority Payment Systems to provide Bluefin's PCI-validated point-to-point encryption product to its merchant clients.

New PCI SSC guide recommends measures for third-party security assurance

The PCI Security Standards Council guide can help organizations and their business partners better understand their respective roles in securing card data.

Report says most millennials are using mobile retail apps

CFI Group has published its Retail Satisfaction Barometer, which reveals consumer expectations during the shopping process, specifically noting the popularity of mobile technology. The report uncovered that the use of mobile applications for shopping purposes doubled in the past year,...

Report: Most companies that accept cards fail PCI standards

A new Verizon report has found that too many businesses, following their annual assessment for meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard , fail to maintain ongoing compliance — putting the businesses at increased risk for data breaches, and...

Emerge Mobile gains PCI certification, readies for African mPOS expansion

Durban, South Africa-based Emerge Mobile is ready to provide mPOS systems for SMEs across Africa and other emerging markets after achieving PCI PTS (Payments Card Industry PIN Transaction Security) and EMV Level 1 and 2 certifications for its mPOS card...

Netcall gets PCI certification, launches cloud-based payments solution

The customer engagement software provider Netcall has been accredited as a PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider for its cloud-based payments solution, which has been deployed at an unnamed mobile operator in the U.K. The certification is the highest security...

The Clearing House to pilot new digital payment standard

The Clearing House, the oldest banking association in the U.S., is hoping to provide a solution for some of the newest issues facing payments, namely, how to handle consumers' information in a world of digital wallets. TCH announced it will...

Webinar to explore payment security and tokenization

A webinar entitled "Bridging People and Payments through Mobile: How tokenization can enhance convenience and security for POS, Online and ATM transactions," will look at how data security is affecting the mobile banking and payment market. The one-hour webinar will take place on Thursday, September 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Retail Customer Experience publishes comprehensive guide to PCI DSS compliance

Retail Customer Experience has announced the publication of "Understanding PCI DSS and Payment Card Security," a comprehensive guide to card payment security. The report lays out the 12 requirements for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI...

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