Posts Tagged ‘mobile apps’

mobile security tipsIdentity theft has become a serious problem in an increasing number of areas.

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Mobile PaymentsA few things you should do before you begin to accept payments with your smartphone.

Over the past ten years, mobile phones have emerged as one of the fastest growing technologies on earth. Today, billions of people the world over possess mobile telephones and that number grows by the hour. These handy little devices have changed how we communicate and shop. If you’re a merchant who is planning on accepting mobile payments you should know that there are some security concerns to be aware of.  Here are a few things you should do before you begin to accept payments with your smartphone.

Identify Your Devices’ Vulnerability

In order to ensure that your devices are safe to use for accepting mobile payments, you should have your devices scanned by security software that’s designed to identify risks and vulnerabilities. Even though your mobile devices provide you with new ways to make conducting business easier, those devices are not built for security. Criminals are always finding new ways to steal data through mobile devices but scanning software can help protect you. This type of scan will enhance your merchant data security and will ensure that your devices are safe to use when wirelessly accepting credit card payments. (more…)