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Android, as Google’s multi-media ad campaign makes clear, is the operating system that powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices.

But long before Google chose to anoint its product line with this name, you could have found the word “android” in your dictionary. Its meaning? A robot that approximates a human in form and speech. — Which instantly brings to mind such popular past androids as C-3PO, The Terminator, Blade Runner’s Replicants and even Maria the futuristic robot from the 1927 silent classic, Metropolis. Hmmm. All of whom, come to think of it, had one curious thing in common….They gave us humans problems!

And so it is with Google’s Android.

According to a February 3rd posting on the Resources for Entrepreneurs page of Gaebler.com a prominent business technology Web site, Gaebler reported that Google has just “pulled dozens of malicious apps from the Android market, reinforcing the industry belief that Android continues to be the top target for malware creators and mobile fraudsters.” Gaebler then advised businesses that “effective Mobile Security should be part of a large and more comprehensive effort to ensure the integrity of the organization’s IT assets.”

Even Don Croft of Mission Critical Wireless, a leading global enterprise mobility management service provider chimed in by adding that many organizations make the mistake of deploying mobile devices without first having established security requirements for them.

Gaebler concluded with this dire assessment, “the mobile marketplace is quickly becoming the Wild West of cyber-security.”

Well, Wild West doomsdayers, Comodo is here to tell you that you can stop your frettin’ and cancel plans to circle the wagons. Instead, we cordially invite every business and individual using Android Smart Phones or Tablets to simply go to m.comodo.com/features.php. There you’ll find what Comodo is known for: A Solution.

You see, we’re not only a leader in the arena of Website Security Software for PCs. We’re also a leader in Mobile Security. In fact Comodo R&D has already developed free downloadable software specifically to protect Android devices from viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware, as well as unsafe apps and potentially risky settings. Even while we help protect your privacy and keep your system optimized. How? Comodo Mobile Security Software periodically scans devices. Then destroys files not found on Comodo’s White List. You can filter out annoying calls or text messages too. Our Mobile Security Software even lets you watch each process as it runs, giving you total control and the ability to close down functions you find unnecessary.

If you, or members of your company, have experienced Android Internet Security lapses (or if you suspect you will, one day soon) I urge you to learn more about Comodo Mobile Security now.

After all, when The Terminator said, “I’ll be back.” He wasn’t kidding!

And neither is the malware plaguing Google’s Android devices!

Comodo. Science Not Hype.

– Glenn Scheuer

To learn more, simply visit m.comodo.com.

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Contactless payments market to reach US$ 26.3 billion by 2027

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Contactless Payments Market To Reach US$ 26.3 Billion By 2027

The global contactless payments market is expected to surpass US$ 26.3 Billion by 2027 end, registering a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Increasing demand for contactless payments from the retail sector is expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Retailers are modernizing their brick-and-mortar stores to offer secure services to customers and establishing online stores to increase revenue.

They are adopting advanced technologies such as big data analytics and cloud computing to increase their presence in the market. Retail manufacturers are using contactless payments methods that provide many benefits, such as reduced transaction time, increased operational efficiency, increased revenue, minimized cost, and others. Contactless payment methods at retail stores reduce transaction process and queue in counter.

Moreover, governments are also focusing on introducing new payment methods in order to increase productivity and remain competitive in the market. For instance, in December 2016, the government of India launched BHIM app for Unified Payment Interface (UPI). The common UPIbased BHIM app allows the user to send and receive money through their mobile phones by linking their bank accounts. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the number of transactions done through the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app reached 18.8 million in February 2020.

Contactless Payments Market – Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

According to Coherent Market Insight‘s study, globally, most of the countries are affected by COVID-19 and most of the countries have announced lockdown.Contactless payment have become more preferred payment method, as it requires less physical interactions.

Smartphone based payment interface and digital wallets are the potential solutions to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, recent developments in digital payments have encouraged the use of contactless payment methods during this pandemic. For instance, in April 2020, Upgrade Inc., a U.S.-based loan company, launched new contactless credit card. The new credit card provides high transaction limit than other payment methods.

Moreover, bank authorities and card network in Germany, U.K., Austria, and other countries have set higher transaction limit, as people are staying at home and prefer shopping through payment cards only. For instance, U.K Finance Limited increased the transaction limit for contactless payment cards starting from 30 Euros to 45 Euros. This, in turn, increases demand for contactless payment solutions.

Key Trends and Analysis of the Global Contactless Payments Market:

  • Europe held dominant position in the global contactless payments market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is owing to increasing payment through smart cards. For instance, according to the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), contactless payments through Mastercard and Maestro increased by 145% in Europe in 2018. Furthermore, in 2019, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the transactions through contactless payment methods reached 651 million in the U.K.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period. The increasing adoption of contactless payment methods from retail industry is fueling the market growth. Retailers are modernizing their conventional payment methods with contactless payment methods, in order to improve productivity and efficiency in the business.
  • Among device type, the smartphone segment held dominant position in the market in 2019 and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. This is owing to increasing demand for live streaming from consumers. For instance, the online video streaming market is expected to exceed US$ 70,000 million in 2021 from US$ 30,000 million in 2016.
  • Major players operating in the global contactless payments market include Thales Group, Infineon Technologies AG, Ingenico Group, Wirecard, VeriFone, Inc., Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, IDEMIA, Track Innovations LTD., Identiv, Inc., CPI Card Group Inc., Setomatic Systems, Valitor, PAX, PINPAD, Mobeewave, alcineo, and Paycor, Inc.

Source: https://www.fintechnews.org/contactless-payments-market-to-reach-us-26-3-billion-by-2027/

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