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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Malware , the Achilles Heel of Mobile Adoption

30 January 2014  |  2864 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 ev...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

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

28 January 2014  |  2275 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  |  2661 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  |  1834 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

Target breach is bad news for the industry

30 December 2013  |  2440 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

Finding security in digital currencies

18 December 2013  |  2598 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been capturing the attention of the world’s financial and technology press for some time, both in a positive and negative manner. Digital currencies are here t...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Tis the season to be jolly - Ho Ho Hopefully!

16 December 2013  |  2099 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service wants to remind Christmas shoppers to be ultra-prudent with their personal and financial details. The numbers show an increase of 23% in the number of victims of acco...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

ECB moves to securing mobile payments

10 December 2013  |  2851 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  |  1414 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 projec...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

FCA needs to think about mobile telecommunications

03 September 2013  |  2449 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an interim report exploring some early findings of a review into mobile banking services, setting out the possible risks to consumers and area...

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