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PCI SSC Issues App Best Practice Guidelines

MOBILE PRIVACY

September 18, 2012

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued best practice guidelines for developers and manufacturers to provide direction in securing mobile device payment processes, SC Magazine reports. The recommendations include isolating sensitive functions and data in trusted environments; using secure code best practices; minimizing third-party access; developing remote payment-disabling functions, and creating suspicious activity monitoring tools. The guidelines also look at ways to prevent the interception of account data in transit. “We have a brand new group of developers that aren’t aware of their responsibility,” said PCI SSC’s chief technology officer. “They are designing good code but don’t know all it’s being used for.”
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