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Category: E-payment & Data Security


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Mobile payments now secure than physical cards

January 21, 2020

Via: Charged

Mobile phone payments are now more secure than traditional bank cards thanks to features like facial and fingerprint recognition technology. According to payment provider myPOS’ founder Christo Georgiev services like Apple Pay and Google Pay are “even more secure than […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon working with Visa on hand scanning payment technology

January 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is working with Visa to develop a “non-contact biometric identification system” enabling customers to pay by waving their hands through a scanner, confirming rumours which emerged earlier this month. Payments giant Visa is understood to be helping Amazon test […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Millennial, Gen Z shoppers lead contactless payment adoption

January 17, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers, including J.C. Penney, Target and Amazon, have been investing in contactless payments, with varying levels of success. Going contactless within five years may sound like a stretch to some, but a report from London-based research firm RBR predicts that […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?

January 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

A university study finds people increasingly attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants and warns this may cause them to reveal more personal information to the companies that use them than they otherwise would. “These agents are data gathering tools that […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon “terminates” employees for sharing customer data with third parties

January 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has “terminated” a number of employees who were found to have sold customer data to third party sources. The online retailer informed a number of customers via an email, seen by TechCrunch, that their data including email addresses and […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns

January 7, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

After uncovering such a high level of insecurity among commonly used e-commerce apps, NowSecure advises consumers to delete all retail apps from their phones unless they are certain of their safety. “After extensive testing, NowSecure is issuing a global warning […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cybercriminals latest retail target? Loyalty programs

January 2, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

From Nieman Marcus to Macy’s, StockX and Poshmark, retail data breaches have repeatedly made headlines for exposing consumers’ credit and debit card information. But while consumers may be watching their credit card and bank account balances for suspicious activities, another […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-payment & Data Security, Tech

The Buy-Now-Pay-Later Option That Consumers Are Raving About

January 2, 2020

Via: Independent Retailer

More and more retailers are allowing customers to pay for products in installments, with big players such as H&M, ASOS and Topshop having the service readily available for shoppers. Research from Splitit, a global installment payment solution provider, found that […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Macy’s data breach caused by a customized Magecart attack, research finds

December 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Magecart injects JavaScript into popular websites to skim for payment data through point-of-sale portals. The malware can check for card details and, once a validation is secured, the information is sent back to its operators. “While digital skimmers have been […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

What to Expect From Payment Processing for Small Businesses in 2020

December 5, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

When it comes to payment processing, 2020 will bring more options to the table. As the ways consumers pay for goods diversify, there’s a need for stronger security. The Rise of Generation Z Generation Z (folks born from the mid-90s […]