#57 – Hackers are Using Personal Smartphones and Emails as a Backdoor Into Your Employer


Phishing attacks have evolved. Hackers have found new ways to use private messaging apps, personal email accounts, and personal smartphones to attack- not just you – but your employer. Keep your job, and get a free voucher for SlashNext, by listening to this episode.

PayPal Introduces ‘Bypass’ Model to Retail Payments


Twenty-five years ago, telecommunications was facing their biggest threat since deregulation, and most executives did not take the threat seriously. Ten years later, it had decimated international telecom revenue models and profitability. Today, it is the reason that most phone calls cost close to nothing. It’s called “Bypass,” and it has just appeared in the … Continue reading PayPal Introduces ‘Bypass’ Model to Retail Payments

Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem


Mobile payments is starting over. When the Google Wallet launched on September 20, 2011, the first test of a remarkable new financial ecosystem began. But despite the apparent success of traditional mobile payments products like M-PESA in Kenya and South Africa, Google and rival Isis have decided to rewrite the business model – and for … Continue reading Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem

According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”


Yesterday, Andrew Johnson  of American Banker magazine (and PaymentSource) interviewed ISIS head of marketing Jaymee Johnson (no relation).   In the article published today, Johnson said: “The handset pipeline around NFC is basically just about to explode,” Jaymee Johnson, ISIS head of marketing, said in a June 22 interview. “That will change pretty dramatically … by the early … Continue reading According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”

Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards


Yesterday, the Google Wallet was announced.   given that security has always been the number one concern of consumers, the most important question on people’s mind is, “will it be more secure?” The short answer is: Yes. Here’s why:   a Smartphone can be secured on the network of your bank, or the network of your credit … Continue reading Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards