App Malware Reads Notifications Blood Pressure Tracker App

 

As a leading mobile compliance and fraud specialist company, MCP Insight continually tests and validates potential issues coming from websites or malicious applications.
MCP have put together their document ‘MCP Mobile Malware Updateto reflect on a recent discovery of a malicious application called “Blood Pressure Tracker App”.

MCP understands the brand damage such fraud does to the mobile payments Industry and we will work with partners to ensure that fraud and the malicious operators perpetrating
fraud, are shut down. MCP work helps mitigate the impact of malicious activity, whilst also showing the importance of anti-fraud solutions and the role they play protecting business and consumers alike.

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Vodacom and Evina unite to fight mobile fraud

Vodacom, SA’s leading network has taken a major step forward in mobile user safety by partnering with cybersecurity for mobile payments company, Evina.

Mobile users in Africa’s most advanced economy will now join the ranks of the tens of millions of consumers globally that are protected daily by Evina’s payments technology.

In recent years, the South African mobile industry has attracted a large number of fraudsters leading to a substantial increase in user complaint rates. These frequent fraudulent attacks are due to the fact that a large number of the African population uses a cellular phone, especially as a mobile payment method. Fraudsters are never far from where mobile transactions are. In South Africa alone, the country fraud rate recorded by Evina’s fraud sensors was 23.53% with clickjacking being the most fraudulent technique used to defraud mobile users in the first quarter of 2021. This region is a playground for new and extremely sophisticated fraud techniques that are difficult to spot unless using advanced technology

In this context, Vodacom has partnered with Evina to secure mobile transactions via Evina’s set of anti-fraud solutions that include DCBprotect and Eyewitness. DCBprotect detects bots that attempt to make fraudulent transactions whereas Eyewitness records fraudulent behaviour on payment pages to give proof to Vodacom’s partners of any bot-related activity.

Evina offers the most advanced cybersecurity technology for mobile payments and currently blocks over 16 million transactions in more than 70 countries worldwide. Evina is a recognized player in the mobile ecosystem and has been awarded various prestigious accolades such as the Best Financial Clearing Solution from Juniper Research and Best Carrier Billing Fraud Solution at the Global Carrier Billing Summit 2020.

David Lotfi, CEO & Founder of Evina: “We strive to work with mobile players that share our vision of fraud being a serious issue that needs to be dealt with – and soon. By integrating our anti-fraud solution into its operations, Vodacom with its large African network of mobile users, has confirmed that it too shares our values and wishes to create a fraud-free mobile payment ecosystem. This makes deploying the best technology worldwide, for the protection of South African mobile users, effortless.”

“The protection of our customers against all forms of fraudulent activity is our top priority. We are constantly striving to eradicate any potential mobile fraud on our network by updating and enhancing our controls to give customers peace of mind whilst enjoying seamless connectivity through their mobile phones. Introducing DCBprotect as solution is testament to our efforts to stay ahead of fraudsters and create a fraud free digital environment. We believe that early detection and blocking of any form of criminality on our network is in the interest of our customers and ultimately the Vodacom brand” said Mariam Cassim Chief Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services.

WORLD TELEMEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW 5* VENUE FOR OCTOBER ‘21 SHOW

With the much-anticipated return of World Telemedia, Marbella (13-15 Oct) comes news that the organisers have secured a fabulous new 5-Star venue – Hotel Don Pepe Grand Melia.

“It was definitely time for a change of scene, so we’re absolutely delighted to now offer our attendees a chance to do business in one of the most exclusive beachfront hotels In Marbella – they deserve it!”.

Says organiser Jarvis Todd, who goes on:    

“Covid has forced us to reimagine the traditional event format and this new venue offers bright and airy networking and exhibition spaces that open directly to outdoor terraces, wonderful tropical gardens, poolside cabanas and of course a private beach!”

Having been forced to postpone in 2020, the show returns to its usual early autumn slot, and with two years pent up demand, early indications are that, despite concerns around Covid – the show already looks set to be a classic.

World Telemedia has long held a reputation for being the leading “in person” event for buyers & suppliers of mobile payments, marketing, messaging, advertising, content, apps, VAS and traffic etc. However, thanks to the recent launch of the Telemedia8point1, World Telemedia is now set to reach an even wider “online” audience from across the global mCommerce ecosystem.

“When face to face meeting opportunities were restricted by Covid, we developed our own bespoke virtual event – but with a big difference – it never closes! It was also been specifically designed to support, complement and enhance our live “in person” events and even now provides a 24/7/365 contact and information exchange for over 1,100 active subscribers!”.

Says organiser Jarvis Todd, who goes on:    

“Face to face time has never been more valuable, so Telemedia 8.1 takes care of what’s best done online (researching potential partners, making initial contact, watching PPT presentations etc) – allowing our delegates to make the most of every minute they’re physically at the show”.

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Member Spotlight: Evina

We are pleased to share our Member Spotlight featuring Evina.

Evina offers the most advanced cybersecurity for mobile payments, enabling MNOs, merchants and payment gateways to fight fraud and conquer new markets.

Take some time to find out more about Evina’s new services and where they will be speaking next.

Evina Spotlight Member Feature 19 May 2021

Evina’s anti-fraud mission continues with TrafficScreener

 

Paris, May 10, 2021

Evina, the leading specialist in cybersecurity for mobile payments, has unveiled a new tool that extends the anti-fraud protection throughout the entire monetization flow, starting from the source of traffic.

The Paris-headquartered firm with operations in Europe, the Middle East and 15 African countries says TrafficScreener helps merchants master mobile traffic monetization by detecting fake visits.

After creating Evina DCBprotect, the market’s best anti-fraud solution to block bots at the time of payment, Evina now leverages the same cutting-edge technology to detect bots as they arrive on a merchants page.

According to Farid Taha, Chief Customer Officer at Evina: “When dealing with a CPC (cost per click) model, merchants need to know what type of click – fraudulent or authentic – is leading to their webpage. This has long been a blind spot when dealing with ad traffic and it’s why Evina created a tool that provides visibility on all visits following ad clicks.”

Mr Taha elaborates by explaining that, in mobile traffic monetization, the objective of merchants is to optimize their media buying. This is done by evaluating traffic sources via cost per click, click through rates, conversion rates and invalid clicks. Effective media buying depends on reliable data analytics and when there is a lot of undetected fraud in the form of bots making click-throughs, the decision-making process becomes skewed.

For more information, please contact Evina at https://info.evina.com/trafficscreener/contact-us

“With TrafficScreener, the real conversion rate is revealed through the detection of fake visits. This means merchants can decrease fraudulent traffic, boost conversion rates and ultimately increase their revenue,” adds Mr Taha.

This new product represents the flip-side of Evina DCBprotect which stops bots from making payment attempts. Now, traffic monetization can be mastered while fraudulent payments by bots are similarly prevented. While DCBprotect protects the payment page from bots, Traffic Screener detects bots that derive directly from the banner ads. By revealing real traffic and real conversation rates, merchants can optimize their mobile monetization activities. The aim is to reduce the 20% of budget merchants lose when they acquire fake traffic.

Specifically, TrafficScreener enables merchants to receive real figures that reflect the quality of their traffic. Healthier traffic sources can be rapidly identified while fraudulent ones can be quickly cut off. The product even enables merchants to be reimbursed for fraudulent traffic as Evina can provide proof of bot-based activities. Finally, merchants gain a competitive advantage and higher conversion rates by accessing valuable data analytics that enable smarter decision-making.

Thanks to over 15 years of R&D in cybersecurity for mobile payments, Evina’s anti-fraud technology now analyzes more than 16 million transactions per day worldwide. Some 99.94% of fraudulent transactions are detected, with a 0.06% false positive rate recorded, and less than 100ms latency.

Evina’s DCBprotect flagship anti-fraud offering protects mobile transactions by employing anti-fraud sensors to enable mobile network operators, payment gateways and merchants to transform fraud into a manageable phenomenon.

Evina’s primary objective is to strengthen cybersecurity practices by informing MNOs and players that make up the mobile ecosystem on the inner workings of fraud to better protect mobile users and businesses.

Together with leading mobile industry associations such as MEF and the GSMA, Evina is helping to create a mobile ecosystem built on trust and transparency and underpinned by smart solutions that create prosperity.

Evina regularly produces case studies with renowned MNOs, updates on the latest types of fraudulent techniques, and reports that provide market players with information on country fraud rates, the most common regional fraud techniques, and the trending malicious apps.

 

Website:  https://www.evina.com/

Twitter: @EvinaTech

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/evina/