Staples investigating possible data breach

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

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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.

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

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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.

FIME partners with Russian plastic cards software provider

FIME said its relationship will enable Pronit to combine FIME's global portfolio of services across the contact and contactless EMV and mobile payments landscape.

New Zealand JV set to pilot mobile wallet

Credit and debit cards available in the Semble mobile wallet include ASB and BNZ cards and a number of Air New Zealand Airpoints earning GlobalPlus cards.

Nok Nok Labs adds Apple Touch ID support

The FIDO Ready NNL Multifactor Authentication Client now supports the public Touch ID API, released in iOS 8, on the iPhone.

Kickstarter campaign to feature three-tier Bitcoin wallet product

BitStash generates three tiers of BIP32 crypto currency wallets: a mobile wallet, a device wallet and a cold storage wallet.

Mobile Payments Today publishes State of the Industry report

MobilePaymentsToday.com surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., India and Brazil to discover how they are adapting to the growing mobile payments industry. Our fourth edition is available in five versions.

Nok Nok Labs intros new mobile security product

Verification tool is meant to protect against malware attacks and provide strong consumer protection.

VeriFone brings mPOS to Peruvian merchants

A MasterCard acquirer in Peru will deploy the EMV-capable devices to merchants over the next 15 months.

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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.