Mobile

Mobile App Security: Fake ‘WhatsApp’ Fools Millions and Puts Businesses at Risk

Mobile app security is a hot topic this week after a fake version of WhatsApp fooled more than 1 million users who downloaded it from Google Play. Innocuously named “Update WhatsApp Messenger,” the fraudulent app was featured in the ever-popular...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted November 9, 2017
Mobile

The Evolution of Mobile Apps is Transforming the Banking Industry

In its ongoing efforts to meet the demands of today’s digital customer, the banking industry continues to create and enable new mobile apps. However, banks and their developers quickly realized that the traditional tensions present in all online banking interactions...

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Frank Teruel
Posted May 12, 2017
Mobile Risk-Based Authentication

Increased Mobile Device Security Doesn’t Mean Increased Friction

Who says that reducing fraud means increasing friction during mobile transactions? Unfortunately, this is a common perception among companies and consumers. Financial services companies and other similar organizations want to increase the security of their mobile apps and offerings to...

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Andreas Baumhof
Posted March 22, 2017
Mobile

Mobile Authentication: Emerging Tools for an Evolving Fraud And Threat Landscape

How secure are your mobile logins and transactions? If there’s one thing we know about fraudsters, it’s that they always follow the money—and increasingly, money is going mobile. New data from the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report shows that 45% of all transactions...

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Andreas Baumhof
Posted March 11, 2017
Mobile

Mobile Transactions Are Surging—But So Are Mobile Attacks

Why ‘I’ll Just Use My Mobile’ Might Make You a Target of Fraudsters Maybe you’ve said it yourself: “I’ll just use my mobile instead.” As more of us turn to our smartphones to make everyday purchases, it’s becoming a common...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted August 10, 2016
Mobile

Aladdin Had a Genie. Alibaba Has Mobile Genius.

Since Going Public, Alibaba Has Been Taking Off Like a Rocket, Climbing from 91 Million Active Users Each Month to 217 Million If you’re anything like us you may have on occasion confused Aladdin with Ali Baba. After all, they...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted May 21, 2015
Mobile

Apple Watch Could Be a Real Steal

Time Will Tell Whether Apple Watch Increases Fraud by Making It Easier and Cheaper to Use Stolen Data for In-Store Purchases Using Apple Pay on iPhone 6 and stolen credit card numbers, cybercriminals have been buying high-end goods at brick-and-mortar...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 25, 2015
Mobile

One Billion People Mobilized

GSMA Report Predicts There Will Be One Billion New Mobile Subscribers over the Next Five Years The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), an association of mobile operators and related companies, published a new report titled “The Mobile Economy: 2015.” A thorough and...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 10, 2015
Mobile

Samsung Pay’s New Wrinkle Is a Stripe

Following on the Heels of Apple Pay Comes Samsung Pay with Magnetic-Stripe Radio Field Technology Samsung’s recent acquisition of LoopPay, which provides Samsung with near-field communication (NFC) and magnetic-stripe radio field capabilities, makes it possible for Samsung to launch Samsung...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 4, 2015
Mobile

Score: mCommerce 42 – eCommerce 13

CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) Has Mobile Commerce Growing at 3X the Rate of eCommerce 42 Percent to 13 Percent Research conducted by PayPal in conjunction with market research firm, Ipsos, found that from 2013 to 2016, the multi-country average...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 24, 2015
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