Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Examines Security of Mobile Payment Technologies

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released a paper that examines how mobile payment technologies, chiefly NFC and cloud based technologies, address security of mobile payments at the point of sale. The paper distinguishes between a mobile wallet, digital wallet and hybrid wallet based on the location where consumer personal information is stored. After taking a closer look at NFC and cloud based models, the authors explore the advantages and disadvantages of Secure Element placement options as well as the security benefits and challenges to cloud-based mobile payments. QR codes and direct carrier billing models are also briefly discussed. The report concludes with a summary of consumer risks and mitigation opportunities for stakeholders to consider.

Topics:  Data Protection, Federal Reserve, Mobile Payments

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