|[March 21, 2013]
ATMIA Publishes Best Practices for Preventing Mobile Banking Fraud
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. & LONDON --(Business Wire)--
ATMIA today announced the publication of a new best practice manual for
preventing mobile banking fraud, with special reference to applications
linked to ATM systems.
Due to the increasing popularity of mobile phones, and in particular
smartphones and tablet computers which are capable of full internet
access, mobile banking and related mobile commerce has become an
important channel for the financial services industry, including the ATM
Mobile device interactions with an ATM can include:
• Cashing out transactions initiated on a mobile device.
• Alerting consumers to transactions performed at an ATM.
• Receiving an electronic receipt for a transaction performed at an ATM.
• Providing a one-time password (OTP) to authorize an ATM transaction by
replacing the traditional card and PIN used to perform an ATM
"In a time when the ATM can be used to complete transactions begun on a
mobile phone, and as cardless ATM transactions gradually replace ones
initiated by plastic cards, it is important to check out any security
vulnerabilities associated with mobile phone banking applications,"
explained Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. "This manual, expertly edited and
drafted by Douglas Russell, with crucial inputs from Susan Matt and
members of our Security Council, examines those vulnerabilities and
makes recommendations which could reduce risks of future compromise."
The manual also aims to increase understanding of the relationship
between the mobile and ATM channels.
"Downloadable apps for smartphones and some tablet computers are
creating new, more sophisticated interactions between the mobile device
and the consumer's bank accounts, so we fully expect mobile banking to
grow significantly," Lee concluded. "We urge customers to take the same
care with their phones as they do with their cards and cash. In
addition, financial services providers should increase customer
education in this area."
The ATM Industry Association, established in 1997, is a non-profit
global trade association with over 3,700 members in 60 countries.
As an independent, non-profit trade association, our mission is: to
promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; to protect the ATM
industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide
education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities
for member organizations.
If you wish to join, please contact Sharon Lane at email@example.com
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