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Is mPOS in a 'Flap'?

This week security researchers exposed the vulnerabilities of mPOS devices by playing the popular Flappy Bird game on the terminal. Inevitably this has raised significant security concerns throughout the entire Eco-system, adding to the already negative light surrounding card payment security. Following the massive data breach that occurred at Target stores only four months ago, Trustmark National Bank and Green Bank recently filed a lawsuit against the retailer and its assessor, further fueling a series of bad press for the data security industry. But is this all bad?

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EMVCo Global Tokenisation Spec – what does this mean for m-payments and mPOS?

Although IHS is estimating a 72% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the number of NFC-enabled mPOS solutions being used worldwide (between 2012 and 2018), this number assumes reasonable uptake from merchants. It does seem as though some merchants are still reluctant about the technology due to data vulnerability concerns, particularly those in the retail sector.

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Near Field Communications Report - 2014

The report provides global forecasts for the NFC-enabled cellular handset market for the years 2012 to 2018. The report analyzes the current and future market for NFC modems and NFC secure elements...

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Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) Report - 2014

This is the first dedicated report on the mPOS market from the Digital ID & IT Security group at IHS. The research has been designed and scoped in consultation with a wide range of companies...

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Smart Card & IC Database - H2 2013

The global base of smart cards was estimated to be 14.6 billion at the end of 2012 and is forecast to increase to 27.4 billion at the end of 2018. Led by growth from the Payment & Banking Cards

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NFC-Enabled Cellphone Shipments to Soar Fourfold in Next Five Years

Global shipments of cellphones equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will surge by more than a factor of four from 2013 to 2018, reaching 1.2 billion units, according...

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Mobile Point-Of-Sale Shipments Surge by 50 Percent in 2013, but Many Devices Go Unused

Merchants’ desire to conduct customer transactions on tablets and smartphones spurred a more than 50 percent boom in shipments of mobile point of sale (mPOS) hardware in 2013...

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Wincey Tang
Wincey Tang

Wincey Tang is an experienced technology industry analyst within the IHS digital ID & IT security Group. She specializes in the areas of smart cards and smart card ICs, transportation smart...

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Don Tait
Don Tait

Don Tait brings over fifteen years of market research experience to his role as senior analyst within the IHS industrial & medical technology group. He specializes in the areas of smart...

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