Malware worms its way into more apps, study finds
Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through "cloned" versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday.
Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show
Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...
PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future
Online financial transactions titan PayPal says it is keen to collaborate with others as it strives for a cash-free future.
Def Con hackers reach for digital wallets
Hackers at a notorious Def Con gathering that ends here Sunday have come up with ways to reach into digital wallets.
Smartphones wallets going mainstream: survey
Using smartphones or tablets as digital "wallets" will be common within a decade, largely replacing cash and credit cards, according to a Pew Research survey released on Tuesday.
EU bank watchdog warns over Bitcoin
The European Union's banking watchdog on Friday issued a warning over virtual currency trading amid huge swings in the value of Bitcoin, a lack of regulation and money laundering risks.
Mobile payments first step in merging phones, keys, wallets into one device
You're in the checkout line ready to pay for the items in your shopping cart.
US regulator warns consumers of Bitcoin risks
A US financial regulator warned consumers Tuesday that using the online currency Bitcoin is fraught with risks including theft by hacking and fraud.
PayPal's new features aim to replace traditional wallet in stores
PayPal is doubling down on efforts to bring the mobile payment platform to brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants, offering new pay-from-your-smartphone services that threaten to make the physical wallet obsolete.
Discover finds partners in evolving mobile payments
In a memorable episode of "Seinfeld," George suffers from back problems because of a ridiculously overstuffed wallet. His wallet later explodes. The episode mocked one of the inconveniences of the modern world, the explosion ...
Battle commences for 'mobile money'
Global financial groups battled Monday to control the lucrative future of "mobile money", which will enable people to use a smartphone to go shopping instead of cash and credit cards.
Google releases digital wallet app for iPhones
Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.
MasterCard launches new digital payment system
Credit card giant MasterCard announced Monday the launch of a new digital payment system that lets people use a wide variety of devices including smartphones to spend their money.
Digital wallet apps unfold as phone users, businesses catch on
Mark Logan ordered lunch at Mildred's Coffeehouse & Bistro in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District and stepped to the register to pay. No cash. No check. No plastic.