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The smartphone – your new flexible friend

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Not content with managing almost every aspect of our daily life, it looks as if smartphones are poised to become our main method of paying for our purchases. Businesses are constantly striving to find new ways to make it easy for customers to pay, while at the same time reassuring… Read more »

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Decrypting encryption

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Who or what is protecting the data on computers and phones while they, and their owners, sleep? The answer is full disk encryption – which, despite its occasional vulnerability, is one of the most important tools in securing the data on people’s devices. Full disk encryption protects data while it’s… Read more »

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Unencrypted fingerprint data found on HTC smartphones

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Security experts have discovered a route to unencrypted fingerprint data stored on HTC smartphones. It is an increasing trend for smartphone users to be asked to unlock their handsets with fingerprint data as well as to perform other functions on the phone, such as authorising purchases. But security experts have… Read more »

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Starbucks customers see accounts hacked through app

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Starbucks customers have recently come under attack from hackers. The problem lies in the company’s smartphone app, which allows customers to pay for food and beverages by automatically topping up the balance on the customer’s reward card with their credit and debit card details, which are stored by the company…. Read more »

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Five UK banks are to add ‘Mobile wallet’ to their apps

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Five UK lenders are to add a mobile payment facility called Zapp to their smartphone and tablet apps.It will allow their customers to pay for goods or services in shops or online without the need for cash or a credit card. The firm behind the tech – Vocalink – suggests… Read more »

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