PayPal heads mobile wallet rankings as users forecast to pass 2bn next year, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet to make a payment or send money in 2019, up by nearly 30% on the 1.6 billion recorded at the end of 2017.

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How to protect your home: 10 tips to prevent digital hacks on IoT connected homes

Modern connected homes come with risks – unprotected home Wi-Fi can be hacked into, with some dangerous consequences. It becomes especially dangerous if the home is equipped with many connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

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Digital payment market poised to pass $5 trillion by 2020, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that Visa and Mastercard’s distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion (€3.20 trillion) globally this year to more than $5 trillion (€4.21 trillion) by 2020.

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JPMorgan Chase and PayPal strike payments partnership to enhance payments online, in app and in store

JPMorgan Chase and PayPal, two global payments leaders, have announced a partnership that will make it easy to add Chase cards via Chase Pay to PayPal accounts, and will soon offer customers the option of paying with Ultimate Rewards points when linked through Chase Pay at PayPal’s millions of online merchants.

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The importance of security in an IoT world

In October 2016 the world received a harsh wake-up call about the importance of IoT security, says Shane Buckley, CEO of Xirrus.

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IoT lays out the welcome mat for hackers to hack our smart connected homes

Imagine waking up one morning to do the school run and realising that your whizzy, WiFi-enabled home has been hacked, and you can’t use your connected devices until you pay up a serious amount of bitcoins.

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Mobile wallet spend to rise by more than 30% this year, reaching US$1.35trn says Juniper Research

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% this year to US$1.35 trillion. That is according to a new study from Juniper Research.

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Companies must counter DDoS attacks via webcams and routers with a strategic approach

After the biggest DDoS attack of all time was reported in late September, cyber-criminals wasted no time in mounting their next operation. Less than a month later, a further broad-based attack crashed major online services including Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and PayPal.

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Online purchases via Apple Pay and Android Pay to reach US$8bn by 2018

New findings from Juniper Research claim that the value of digital and physical goods purchased through mobile ‘OS-Pay’ platforms will increase by fifteen times in the next two years.

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Who’s afraid of the big bad botnet?

The notion of a huge botnet targeting your business with a DDoS attack can send shivers down the backs of the most experienced security professionals. Botnets can harness vast size and power, as well as demonstrating a huge amount of sophistication.

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Consumers willing to pay extra for in-car technologies, Accenture research reveals

Drivers would opt to pay up to an additional 10% of a new car’s price to get the in-car technology that they want, according to a new survey conducted by Accenture.

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What did you miss at Mobile World Congress?

Mobile World Congress may be over, but the dust is still settling from the biggest mobile event of the year.

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Give us your verdict on 2013 Predictions in M2M, smart cities, connected devices and NFC

What’s coming in 2013 in the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and connected devices? M2M Now talks to a few key industry figures — now tell us if they’re talking sense or if it’s just crystal balls.

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iPhone 5 dodges NFC as a mobile wallet technology and plays for time on Passbook

(Reuters & additional reporting) — Any lingering hopes among proponents of NFC that Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 (pictured) might spring a pleasant surprise were dashed on Friday when the new device emerged without the technology. This non-move had been trailed beforehand but backers of NFC as a leading mobile payment technology may still

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Partnerships need to be part of successful mobile payment strategy, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. August 1, 2012 – Near field communication (NFC), the promising mobile (m)-payment technology, has not created the revenue-generating opportunities the telecom industry expected. So says, a new report from analysts Frost & Sullivan.

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