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Cardless Cash Access replaces bank credit cards with smartphones

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Cardless Cash Access replaces bank credit cards with smartphones

 

The future of mobile banking is now, and it’s happening. In an effort to make banking safer and easier for their customers the American Bank, City National Bank is launching “Cardless Cash Access”.

 

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Is Wikipedia really a trusted resource?

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Wikipedia

 

Do you use Wikipedia as a trusted resource for information and background on a variety of topics? If you answered yes, you might want to rethink that. Wikipedia editors recently revealed that potential hundreds of their entries are paid ‘sockpuppet’ entries.  ‘Sockpuppet’ entries are fake, and used for promotional purposes – these are infact against Wikipedia’s policies.

 

 

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New Web Domain Names now available

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Web domain name

New web domains were launched last week, but what on earth does that mean for you and why should you care? Well, first off let’s start with what a web domain actually is – the letters that reside at the end of a web address, the most common one that we all use would be ‘.com’.

 

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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) under attack

Posted by andreea_ostache@bullguard.com

SSL data security

 

The need to secure the transmission of data between computers or between a computer and a server appeared since the first connection was made and has become ever more important as we began to send more and more data over the internet. Thus, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and later on Transport Layer Security (TLS), which are cryptographic protocols, were created. These provide security for the data that is sent over the Internet.

 

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Is NFC Technology Enabling Mobile Security Threats?

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

NFC_mobile_security_risksFirst off, let’s establish what NFC means. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and is a form of technology that wirelessly sends payment information. Think virtual wallets. By installing an NFC chip within your smartphone, you can store your credit card info and pay by swiping your phone over the credit card reader. Pretty nifty!

 

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Category: Mobile Security, Tech News, Tips & Tricks Comments

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