Possible Upcoming App Has Potential Security Issues
By: N/A, NECN
A bevy of big-name retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and
Target Corp. are teaming up to create a company to give you a way of
purchases with nearly any smartphone -but there are questions about
reliability and safety.
Roel Schouwenberg a senior researcher,
at Kaspersky Lab, a Russia-based internet security company with North
American headquarters, joins NECN Business to discuss the future of such
Schouwenberg says that with an app like this, people
will just be able to order on their phones and be able to pick up items
immediately, but there will be problems.
“There are going to be
new challenges, most definitely malware,” says Schouwenberg. “This is
going to be the major catalyst for malware attacking mobile devices.
He also says that it presents a potential danger for credit and debit cards.
of the other problems we see right now, cloning credit cards, cloning
debit cards, I think in five to 10 years…that problems is going to be
much more in the background,” says Schouwenberg. Watch the attached video for more...