It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

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Restaurants and the mobile revolution

Five payments executives discuss how this sector is changing the way it interacts with consumers through technology.

Virtual currencies are very much a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

When Apple Pay met MCX

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), believes both emerging mobile wallets need to work together to ensure success.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Preparing for the inevitable: security breaches

Shawn Henry, a retired FBI executive assistant director, spoke with Mobile Payments Today about the threats financial companies face today.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

#FutureofPayments: In defense of Bitcoin (and its cousins)

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez takes a closer look at why virtual currencies can be beneficial to the financial system.

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QVC shoppers get one-touch checkout in update app

The new app will give customers the option to log in to their QVC accounts on all iOS 8-enabled iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus mobile devices. ​

Organizations not prepared adequately for targeted cyberattacks

A Kaspersky Lab study finds that although businesses know the threat is real, they aren't doing enough to protect themselves against targeted attacks.

Singapore's goSwiff intros new mobile products

The platform is designed to maximize revenue and customer loyalty via the increasing number of channels through which customers make purchases today.

FIME urges financial industry to add NFC along with EMV

The company says the financial industry should expect growing consumer demand for contactless following the rollout of Apple Pay.

Encap platform incorporates Apple Touch ID for mobile banking apps

Fingerprint security joins PIN entry, device location and user behavior as options for user authentication in mobile banking applications.

Security companies form pact for mobile authentication

The Feedzai and Encap Security announce partnership is designed to support banks and merchants in making modern banking and commerce safe.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Bell ID launches Tokenization Manager software

The company said the product will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.

Optimal Payments hits the UK and Ireland with mPOS products

Company has partnered with Handpoint for chip-and-PIN devices.

Jumio intros new scanning tech for mobile retailers

BAM Checkout's embeddable product is intended to provide a simple checkout experience by enabling users to bypass nearly all manual key entry when completing a mobile purchase.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Nearly 40 percent of US mobile banking users worry about identity theft

Not surprisingly, older users of mobile banking apps are more fearful than younger users about having their mobile banking data hacked.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

US gov't to introduce EMV for EBT cards

Following on high-profile data breaches originating at POS terminals, the Obama Administration is reportedly taking measures to ensure the security of electronic benefits payments 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.