Links Digest for September 8th

September 8, 2010
By
SunTrust and eBillme Reveal New Revenue Opportunities with Alternative Payments – MarketWatch
RYE BROOK, N.Y., Sep 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — eBillme today announced that it will be sponsoring an industry Webinar titled How Banks and Merchants can Leverage Alternative Payments for a new Revenue Stream on Thursday, September 16 at 1 p.m. EDT. The Webinar will feature Kelly Jurgens, First Vice President of the Enterprise Payments Strategy Group at SunTrust Bank, who will share some of the highlights of their alternative payments pilot program with eBillme, the safest way to shop online and pay with cash using online banking and walk-in locations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear how SunTrust tapped into a new revenue stream, found new ways to attract online banking customers, and extended their online banking and online bill pay services using the alternative payment option.

Can a piece of plastic make online banking more secure?
Despite the best efforts of banks and security experts, Internet fraud continues to cost consumers millions of dollars every year. But a new credit card sized piece of plastic has the potential to stop one of the most popular forms of online fraud; fooling consumers or their banks into handing over information that can be used to empty accounts.

This credit card sized piece of plastic that inventor Matt Walker hopes to stop Internet fraud cold in its tracks is the PassWindow, which is a finalist in the Asian Innovation Awards.

Obopay, STAR Network Launch Real-Time Mobile Payments Service by Bank Systems & Technology
Mobile payment provider Obopay and STAR Network announced today a partnership which enables real-time transfers between STAR accounts within Obopay's Mobile Money for Banks.

The new capability is said to be faster than ACH payments, and allows immediate payments between customers regardless of bank using STAR's network as a backbone.

Compromising Twitter’s OAuth security system
Twitter officially disabled Basic authentication this week, the final step in the company's transition to mandatory OAuth authentication. Sadly, Twitter's extremely poor implementation of the OAuth standard offers a textbook example of how to do it wrong. This article will explore some of the problems with Twitter's OAuth implementation and some potential pitfalls inherent to the standard. I will also show you how I managed to compromise the secret OAuth key in Twitter's very own official client application for Android.

OAuth is an emerging authentication standard that is being adopted by a growing number of social networking services. It defines a key exchange mechanism that allows users to grant a third-party application access to their account without having to provide that application with their credentials. It also allows users to selectively revoke an application's access to their account.

500 Internal Server Error
500 Internal Server Error
For security, Facebook adds remote logout – CSO Online – Security and Risk
Facebook users will soon have a new way of knocking spammers out of legitimate accounts.

The social-networking company is rolling out a new security feature that lets users see which computers and devices are logged into their Facebook accounts, and then removing the ones that they don't want to have access.

Phones, TVs, Cars Leading the Way to 22 Billion Internet-Connected Things
The number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to hit five billion this month, says IMS Research, and will reach 22 billion by 2020.

About one billion computers, laptops and modems were included in the first wave of Internet-connected devices, according to the company, which tracks installed Internet-capable equipment. But the growth of new Internet-connected devices is accelerating due to the networks of intelligent objects known as the Internet of Things.
About one billion computers, laptops and modems were included in the first wave of Internet-connected devices, according to the company, which tracks installed Internet-capable equipment. But the growth of new Internet-connected devices is accelerating due to the networks of intelligent objects known as the Internet of Things.

Share

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

blog comments powered by Disqus

Archives

  • 2011 (14)
  • 2010 (48)
  • 2009 (39)