Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

Are Bitcoins viable for Canadian businesses? Pros and cons

ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger Robert Burko was optimistic about bitcoin and adopted it as a valid payments method for his email marketing service last year. He believed in the upsides offered by the digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2014 Robert Burko


Moneris unveils mobile payments with Apple Passbook

After the Christmas furor has died down, it’s inevitable – you collected a deluge of gift cards that you were excited about when you first got them. But come January, they’re lying in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Rogers and MasterCard partner on NFC-enabled mobile wallet

Rogers Communications Inc. announced it will offer a mobile wallet branded "suretap" that allows customers with NFC-enabled smartphones to access a virtual prepaid MasterCard and other gift cards to complete transactions at the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobile to replace cash as king of payment options, report says

Cash might make the world go 'round right now, but it may lose its spot as the top transaction type between Canadian merchants and consumers within the next five years, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Smartphones more important than wallets for 40%

    What would you rather give up, your wallet or your smartphone? That's the question that Ipsos Global @dvisor asked in its latest poll. Turns out that as many as 40 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2013 Brian Jackson

More savings and budgeting tools: a digital wallet wishlist

Businesses looking to gain some ground in the digital wallet landscape should treat providing mobile payments as an opportunity to better serve their customers – and as more than just another way to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Rakuten adopts MasterCard’s digital wallet for payments

The owner of Canadian e-book firm Kobo and investor in social media site Pinterest announced that it's implemented MasterCard's digital wallet on its main e-commerce site yesterday. Rakuten.com is a major shopping site

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mystery around Apple’s new Passbook feature to be lifted Wednesday

The only official word on Passbook so far is its name and launch date. Other than that, iOS device owners will have to wait until tomorrow tofind out more about the new feature

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Rogers, CIBC to offer digital wallet service

Wallets and smartphones moved a step closer to becoming one in the same thing today in Canada.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Rogers Communications Inc. arefirst out of the gate to announce a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

PayPal welcomes penny’s demise

Digital payment company PayPal is not crying ouch over the news of the Canadian penny getting pinched.“We think getting rid of the penny is good news for Canadian business,” said Nicky Mezo, head

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff