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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Proposed legislation puts consumers back in the driving seat

25 March 2014  |  661 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Recent developments at the European Parliament have proven to be a key milestone for the European Commission's data protection reform. Parliamentary support is now ensured for vital legislation which will mean individuals have much better control over their own personal data. The legislation is set to enable greater data protection and privacy f...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

How do we achieve 'The Holy Grail' in contactless payments?

28 February 2014  |  1927 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Hot on the back of the recent news of Europe’s largest department store group El Corte Inglés taking the plunge towards contactless, yesterday’s Finextra report highlights new figures from WorldPay showing that contactless payments in the UK are rocketing, with 226% more contactless transactions compared to this time last year. This is yet fur...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Malware , the Achilles Heel of Mobile Adoption

30 January 2014  |  2195 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Malware is hitting mobile like nobody’s business. It is a sad fact of life - hackers, fraudsters, cyber-criminals and the like will never go away and will evolve and adapt as our payment landscape e...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Customer Experience vs Strong Security: What's the Answer?

28 January 2014  |  1800 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s good to see the Bank of Scotland focussing on the mobile customer experience. Clearly they see this as a significant competitive advantage, and promoting it as such, whilst also highlighting the ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Predictions for 2014: Voice Biometrics Go Mainstream? Part 2

24 January 2014  |  2069 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2014 will also see Voice Biometrics becoming mainstream. Apple have paved the way for biometrics to be adopted in a mainstream manner with the introduction of fingerprint readers on the iPhone. Voice ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  1305 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be plain sailing on the security front in 2014. It’s a bit like Friday 13th. Many folk say that Friday 13th is not their unlucky day at all, it’s Saturday 14th they wo...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Ignorance is folly when 'tis bliss to be wise!

10 January 2014  |  2417 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This itnews.com article sheds a different and interesting light on the methods now being deployed by the fraudsters. Basically these latest tactics are designed specifically to outwit the Risk E...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Target breach is bad news for the industry

30 December 2013  |  1994 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Once again we are sadly reminded of the vulnerability of businesses to data breaches, and we are left with 40 million customers fearing that their credit cards will be hijacked by fraudsters just in t...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

ECB moves to securing mobile payments

10 December 2013  |  2549 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The ECB published its recommendations for the security of mobile payments last week last week. Although unrelated, this latest set of recommendations shows how Governments and Central Banks (US Federa...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Brett King Raises an Interesting Point...

10 December 2013  |  1240 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Brett King’s recent article on ‘Banking’s new playground’ raises some interesting points as to ‘how Africa will show the way’. Smart phone penetration in Africa is currently less than 15% and proj...

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