Tag: digital commerce

Zumigo launches new service to combat e-commerce fraud

E-commerce fraud could be put to rest with the new service from Zomigo

Zumigo, a leading developer of device location and identity verification technology, has announced that it will be launching a new service that could help in the fight against e-commerce fraud. The company suggests that the service will be the first of its kind, having the ability to validate merchant payments using real-time location data from a consumer’s mobile device. Such a service could go a long way in improving the security of the e-commerce field, as well as make mobile payments more attractive to merchants.

Merchants continue to combat fraud in the digital world

Conventional payment processors can confirm payments with little issue. These processors do not protect merchants from fraudulent charges, however, especially when they come in the form of charge-backs made at a later date. In the event of fraud, merchants have typically already shipped products to their buyer. If the purchase was fraudulent, then the merchant must find some way to recover the cost of the lost product, as well as the shipping costs associated with the purchase.

New service uses real-time mobile data to verify user identity

e-commerce - FraudThe new service from Zumigo aims to provide a solution for this problem. The service is designed to verify a consumer’s identity through the use of mobile billing records, which are obtained through Zumigo’s partnership with Equifax. The service matches credit card information with the mobile data that is available in an attempt to confirm that the consumer is who they say they are. In the event of fraud, merchants will have the ability to pursue legal action and recover their losses because of the information that will be made available to them.

Service may help bolster faith in mobile commerce

This service could be a boon for the mobile commerce field, wherein fraud has become a serious problem. Merchants have shown interest in embracing mobile commerce, but they are wary because of the high prevalence of fraud in this sector. Zumigo believes that its new service could spur some growth in the mobile commerce field by making it safer for merchants o participate therein.

Mobile security may not be the biggest concern in the digital commerce field

Mobile security threats may not be as serious in the mobile payments space as they seem

Security has become a major concern in the mobile commerce space, but security firm Kaspersky Labs suggest that security may not be as big of a problem as some would claim. The firm notes that there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of mobile malware, especially in the banking sector. The security issues that exist in the mobile payments space, however, are still “fairly minimal,” suggesting that mobile commerce may be a much safer space than some believe it to be.

Mobile payments are not exposed to the same security threats as the banking sector

Kaspersky Labs notes that consumers participating in mobile commerce are not experiencing the same risks as those that are on traditional devices, such as laptops or desktop computers. This has to do with the relative youth of the mobile commerce sector. Because this sector is still in a state of infancy, malicious software has not yet had an opportunity to thrive therein. By comparison, the banking sector is quite old and has been involved in the technology space for several years now and this time has allowed malicious groups to focus their efforts on certain vulnerable areas.

New trends are emerging that could compromise mobile security

Mobile Commerce and Mobile SecurityWhile mobile payments may not be exposed to serious risks, there are still dangerous trends emerging in this space. Phishing Trojans are becoming more common in the mobile space. These malicious programs are designed to obtain the personal information of their targets, gaining access to bank accounts and exploiting other financial information. Such programs are likely to become more common and more sophisticated as the mobile commerce space matures.

Consumers can take steps to protect themselves and their important information

Consumers can keep themselves and their information safe through a variety of measures. Using anti-virus applications from reputable organizations, such as Kaspersky Labs, can help people protect themselves from malware. The increasing prevalence of biometric technology may also introduce more security to the mobile commerce space. This technology leverages biological information, such as a fingerprint, to protect a mobile device.