Tag Archives: NFC

Potential Breach Affecting VISA, MasterCard — EMV Won’t be Here Soon Enough

March 30, 2012 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Brian Krebs scooped a major story yesterday about a potential major credit card breach at a U.S.-based payment processor affecting both VISA and MasterCard. The news made headlines across top media outlets for good reason: this is NOT the first major credit card breach. 2011 saw a wrath of breaches including Epsilon and Sony, not [Read More...]

NFC Technology Center Stage at RSA 2012

March 9, 2012 by David Mahdi     No Comments

Having just returned from RSA Conference 2012, I spent a great deal of time in and around the Moscone Center. I encountered a few point-of-sale (POS) terminals that were equipped with NFC readers. More specifically, the readers that were intended for use with Google Wallet. I even demoed for Entrust our latest in mobile security [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: mobile device, Mobile phone, Moscone Center

Easier, Better Identities on the Horizon

January 17, 2012 by Jon Callas     2 Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on January 17,  2012 to AVISIAN’s NFC News site . One of the most exciting things that will happen in the next year or two is the confluence of a few major trends. It’s exciting because, together, they promise to make security and identity better and more manageable than [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Mobility Tagged With: Apple, BYOD, iOS

NFC Applications – Mobile Payments & Public Transportation

November 16, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCIt’s only the beginning and NFC hasn’t even hit the mainstream yet. But so far, there are some pretty interesting and useful applications for the latest connectivity standard. As I mentioned in the previous post, the consumer is likely the first to experience [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: Mobile payment, Near-Field Communication, NFC

NFC – It’s all about the consumer first

November 9, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC Our first Google Wallet customer Not a bad take on a classic Seinfeld scene! So, it’s pretty clear that George’s wallet is super full. I’d guess that he has a number of things crammed in there: Credit cards IDs (driver’s license, health/insurance [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: Google, mobile, Near-Field Communication

Near-Field Communication (NFC): What is it? Why Should You Care?

November 2, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCWhat is NFC? According to Wikipedia, NFC — no, not the NFL’s National Football Conference — “allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters.” Sounds [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: Bluetooth, Google, Microsoft

PGP to Android, NFC and beyond

October 31, 2011 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on October 31, 2011 to the ZDNet Australia Patch Monday series. Callas is now the chief technical officer at Entrust, a privately held company that does identity-based security work for clients ranging from the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to the UK and Saudi governments. He’s [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: NFC, PGP

Near-Field Communication (NFC): Introduction

October 31, 2011 by David Mahdi     No Comments
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC By now, most consumers are enjoying the benefits of mobile devices. Or, for a select few, they’re pulling their hair out trying to manage an untold number of mobile devices in an enterprise network. Either way, I think we all agree that [Read More...]

Filed Under: Mobility Tagged With: mobility, NFC

And they’re off — Mobile payments will be an exciting race indeed

September 27, 2011 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

“NFC has no value,” said Keith Rabois, COO of mobile payment firm Square, during a statement at the GigaOM 20011 Mobilize conference Monday in San Francisco. There’s no doubt NFC is a threat to Square’s business with the likes of Google, ISIS and even Visa shoring up NFC-based mobile wallets. But to come out with [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance Tagged With: Google, ISIS, MasterCard

The Google Wallet — One giant step forward for mobile smartphones

September 22, 2011 by Mike Byrnes     No Comments

Clearly, most of us enjoy the many conveniences offered by today’s smartphones and associated mobile applications. This week, Google takes things one giant step forward, announcing availability of their highly anticipated Google Wallet — an Android-based application that uses NFC technology to serve as a digital/virtual wallet.  In classic “hip” Google style leading up to [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance Tagged With: Google Wallet, NFC, smartphone