Bulgarian bank to launch mobile payments with MeaWallet tech

The service is based on virtual payment cards using cloud-based security and host card emulation.

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It's official: Samsung Pay is real

Samsung will use a two-pronged approach to mobile payments: NFC and technology from recently acquired LoopPay.

Google snags Softcard's technology

As part of this deal with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Google Wallet now will be preinstalled on Android phones running the latest versions of the mobile operating system.

The challenges of ID authentication

Join Jumio, BlockScore and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar March 10 that explores how financial institutions can find better ways to make the consumer signup process for online and mobile banking easier.

The bitcoin-ISIS connection

An analyst says he has found proof that the terrorist organization is using virtual currency to fund its operations.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in December, and what we can learn from them.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

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Proxama adds new division to tackle mobile marketing and payments

Product will enable card issuers and financial institutions to implement services such as tokenization and mobile NFC payments.

ValidSoft, FICO anti-fraud partnership scores another win

The companies have teamed up to address a growing threat from fraudsters who redirect mobile calls and texts in order to defeat authentication systems.

Firms seek to secure bitcoin wallets, e-commerce apps on Android

Intercede and Rivetz partner to enable software developers to integrate a security product into their apps.

Carta Worldwide launches cloud-based payments and tokenization

Company claims its the first such service for banks and mobile wallet service providers.

G&D offers white label mobile cloud payment service for FIs

The Convego CloudPay payment service provides secure mobile transactions, Giesecke & Devrient says.

EMV Migration Forum announces new leadership

The EMV Migration Forum recently announced a new slate of officers and steering committee members for 2015–2016.

Transfast latest entrant into mobile remittance market

Company's app features Apple Touch ID and scan technology for added security.

Oberthur powers Polish bank's new HCE-enabled mobile app

Getin Bank customers at the end of the first quarter will be able install the wallet and register their Visa mobile card.

Two UK banks add Apple Touch ID

RBS and NatWest have become the first financial institutions in the region to add fingerprint sensor functionality to their mobile banking apps.

White House info sharing plan wins favor with ABA

The group encouraged Congress to craft legislation that protects merchants against frivolous lawsuits when voluntarily sharing information. .

Kaspersky ties Carbanak cybergang to $1B bank heist

A combined effort by Kaspersky Lab and various legal authorities has uncovered as much as $1 billion in cybertheft from financial institutions worldwide.

MasterCard plans $20M spend to fight cyberthreats in 2015

Cybersecurity measures such as biometric protection for mobile apps and early warning alerts on potential threats lead spending priorities.

Visa to eliminate 16-digit account number for remote purchases

The move expands the company's Visa Token Service, which is intended to protect sensitive card information.

In cash we trust: UK consumers see hard currency as most secure payment method

They're using more payment methods than ever, but by a wide margin, Brits still place the greatest confidence in cash.

Cellum plays nice with developers and opens API to third parties

Product uses a proprietary method of tokenization and data fragmentation to store and access cardholder data.

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This research center deals with perhaps the most sensitive topic in the mobile payments industry – security. We cover fraud prevention for your business, privacy issues, regulation, malware, hacking, shortcodes, privacy, lost or stolen phones, and EMV.