The NFC feature opens up a range of possibilities for smartphone users. Market-ready NFC applications can be used for mobile payments, for example. We explain what NFC is precisely, how the technology works and for which applications it can be used.
Vishing (voice phishing) is a contemporary scamming method through which scammers attempt to get hold of your personal data. In doing so, cyber criminals in most cases impersonate a company employee over the telephone in order to obtain sensitive data. With the help of specific examples from real life, we explain how you can identify voice phishing and protect yourself against attacks.
When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favour security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a new version of the Payment Services Directive that regulates online payments more thoroughly and promotes competition...
The UK loves shopping online because it’s so convenient. Fast, easy, and secure payment methods have contributed to the rise of this sector. Until recently, online payment systems were heavily dominated by one industry heavyweight: PayPal. But not everyone is enthused by this payment method, having been criticised for both security as well as data protection issues. Fortunately, there are plenty...
Since April 2018, Netflix and Spotify users have been able to use their accounts across borders in the EU. Thanks to the Portability Regulation, geo-blocking technologies used presently will no longer be permitted. With the geo-blocking regulation in December, the ban will also be extended to e-commerce in December in order to strengthen digital domestic trade in the long term.
Bitcoin’s success has spawned hundreds of cryptocurrencies now available on the market. Known as altcoins, they try to fix Bitcoin’s weaknesses or else have a completely different focus. In this article, we present the most popular and important alternatives to Bitcoin and explain their main differences: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each cryptocurrency?
Just a few years ago, the prospect of paying for goods and services online was unimaginable. But in many industries today internet shopping has overtaken high street retail. As a result, online payment services like PayPal have become very popular, with many customers considering them a decisive factor when shopping online. So how do these payment gateways actually function? We’ll explain this...
Ever since the unparalleled Bitcoin boom in 2017, which was to be followed by a no less spectacular drop, cryptocurrencies have been both an exciting and controversial topic. The billions of dollars traded by speculators on bitcoins and alternatives such as Ethereum are often not even considered in the providers’ plans – revealing a glimpse of the foundations of cryptocurrencies.
Google wants to revolutionise the way you pay, both online and offline. Google Pay enables quick and simple payments between people, and stores any number of bank accounts and credit cards at the same time. The mobile payment app could even make cash superfluous in the future – replaced by cashless payment via mobile phone. Here, we explain how the service works and how you can set it up.
You do not have to provide any reasons to delete your PayPal account: If you find that you do not need or want to use your account anymore, then that’s enough to delete it. To do this, you don't even need to contact the service team directly, because in your profile settings you’ll find the option to delete your PayPal account quickly and easily.