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New INSIDE Secure whitepaper available; The Power and Risk of Mobile

By INSIDE Secure. Mobile is fast becoming the preferred method for individuals to access critical online services. This increasingly means that sensitive personal information is being stored on mobile phones. Criminals are aware of the value of this data – which affects a wide range of industries and sectors. These criminals are intelligent and highly […]

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Aware360 expands its industrial IoT connectivity and analytics with Gemalto

Gemalto is enabling Aware360, a leading industrial IoT solution provider, to connect with virtually any sensor, device or machine and quickly transform big data into smarter data. Secure data is quickly becoming the “new currency” that fuels IoT and (says Gemalto) underpins their strategy to enable customers to “Connect – Secure – Monetize” their solutions. […]

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OT partners with Axis Bank to offer India’s first RuPay EMV contactless smart card

OT (Oberthur Technologies) is now working with Axis Bank, India’s third largest private bank to offer the first open loop EMV contactless smart cards to be used in public transportation in Bengaluru, the third most populous city of India. Axis Bank is the first bank to launch open loop smart cards in India to be […]

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Societe Generale takes stake in TagPay to develop mobile banking in Africa

Societe Generale Group has acquired a stake in the share capital of TagPay, a French FinTech specialised in mobile digital banking. TagPay is currently being rolled out in several of the Group’s African subsidiaries: a mobile recovery solution implemented by Manko in Senegal, merchant payments in Ivory Coast tested at Shell service stations, as well […]

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NFC Forum releases video; ‘What is NFC?’

The NFC Forum has released an animated 80 second video titled “What is NFC?”  The educational and shareable video shows how, with one tap of an NFC-enabled mobile device, NFC can make daily life easier and more connected. The animated NFC video is intended to educate both businesses and the general public about NFC and […]

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Austria Card first to certify FIDO on EMV payment cards

by Austria Card. Large-scale thefts of login data show just how insecure traditional passwords are. Just recently the hack-attack “Peace_of_mind” showed that even data from celebrities such as Mark Zuckerberg are not safe. To solve this problem Google, PayPal and other well-known companies have founded the FIDO®-Alliance. With this newly developed technology, online-accounts such as […]

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PayPal and Visa extend U.S. partnership on digital payments

PayPal and Visa have announced a U.S. strategic partnership that they say “will result in an improved and more seamless payment experience for Visa cardholders and will offer greater choice in how consumers pay with the PayPal and Venmo wallets”. Both companies are to collaborate on accelerating the adoption of safe, reliable and convenient digital […]

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Cellum preps HCE-based mobile payments

European-based mobile wallet provider Cellum say that they will be extending their mobile wallet offering to include NFC-based contactless payments using Host Card Emulation technology. Host Card Emulation (HCE) is a cloud-based approach which enables NFC transactions to take place without using a mobile device’s hardware for storing payment credentials or needing to replace the […]

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