Posts Tagged ‘ Android ’

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked

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April 15, 2014

Oops! Looks like Samsung‘s fingerprint scanner has already been hacked, revealing problems with its implementation. The scanner allows unlimited attempts before asking for a password, and does not require a password after restarting the device. Apple’s iPhone 5S avoids these two pitfalls. The video below shows white hat hackers spoofing a fingerprint and accessing...
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VIDEO: PayPal Leaps to the Forefront of Biometric Authentication

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April 14, 2014
VIDEO: PayPal Leaps to the Forefront of Biometric Authentication

Biometrics have arrived, and not a moment too soon. The so-called Heartbleed vulnerability has just about everyone worried about the fidelity of passwords, which are hard to remember and not secure anyway. Fingerprint scanners and other forms of biometric authentication are both easier and far safer and have long been held up as potential...
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Budgets Not Keeping Up with Mobile Banking Growth

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April 3, 2014
Budgets Not Keeping Up with Mobile Banking Growth

Despite the clearly growing importance of mobile to banks, it seems the channel is still not receiving its due in terms of budget. 45% of banks said that mobile is allotted 5% or less of current IT budgets. 17% of banks said that 26% or more of their total IT spend goes to mobile....
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Kofax Ties Mobile Imaging Functions Together in One Platform

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January 16, 2014
Kofax Ties Mobile Imaging Functions Together in One Platform

The days of piecemeal mobile imaging solutions may be behind us. Document management company Kofax is mounting a challenge to industry leader Mitek by launching a mobile capture platform for enterprises today. The unified platform will allow rapid development and deployment of mobile capture apps, the company announced in a press release. “It’s the first...
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Square Cash App Doesn’t Appear to Have Much Momentum

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January 3, 2014
Square Cash App Doesn’t Appear to Have Much Momentum

Square introduced its Square Cash peer-to-peer payments application to great fanfare last October. The app does not appear to be picking up momentum since, however, even when compared only to other financial services apps. The Square Cash iOS app has been slowly falling in the ranking of top finance apps, according to Appfigures data....
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Wells Fargo Reconsidering BYOD Policy

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January 2, 2014
Wells Fargo Reconsidering BYOD Policy

It looks like Wells Fargo‘s 300,000 employees may soon be able to bring their own mobile devices to work after all. The San Francisco-based bank is apparently testing the use of Bring Your Own Device, known as BYOD, The Wall Street Journal‘s CIO Journal blog reported today. The test would be a dramatic turnaround for...
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Fed Survey of Bankers on How to Improve Payments Is Going Unanswered

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October 24, 2013
Fed Survey of Bankers on How to Improve Payments Is Going Unanswered

The Federal Reserve wants to bankers’ views on payments system in the US to set future policy. If only bankers would tell them. The Fed initiated a 21-question survey, part of the “Payment System Improvement – Public Consultation Paper,” here for industry leaders to weigh in on how payments in the US can be improved....
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In Banking, iOS Users More Profitable, Engaged Than Android Users

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October 17, 2013
In Banking, iOS Users More Profitable, Engaged Than Android Users

Google’s Android platform may be growing faster than Apple’s iOS across the globe, but iOS is still a friendlier platform to bankers and marketers. Users of iOS devices are more profitable and engaged than Android users, according to data from mobile banking software provider Malauzai. IOS users make up more than 66% of Malauzai software users, who come...
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iOS, Android — Firefox OS?

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July 3, 2013
iOS, Android — Firefox OS?

Does the new Mozilla smartphone operating system matter to banking? Mozilla, purveyor of the Firefox web browser, announced last Monday that it would release a smartphone, called the ZTE Open, with Telefonica, the Latin America telecom company, with a Mozilla-built operating system called Firefox OS. Mozilla said the phone will be cheap ($90 to...
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Google Wallet vs… Droid Wallet?

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May 20, 2013
Google Wallet vs… Droid Wallet?

There is little doubt that Google Wallet adoption will spike following Google’s unveiling last week of the new Gmail payments function, which relies on Wallet. Despite this, a little-known (we might say mysterious) wallet seems to be enjoying far greater interest and appeal among Android users. If you haven’t heard of Droid Wallet, you are...
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