Numerous governments will likely allow taxpayers to pay fees via mobile devices as mobile payment processing technology takes off in the near future, but will this create a new attack vector for criminals to exploit?

Security experts at this year’s RSA conference shared differing opinions on how dangerous this new area would be.

One one hand, criminals will be excited about a new avenue for them to conduct mischief, but on the other, mobile payment mechanisms could emerge as relatively secure technology is developers keep security in mind when they deploy it.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer
Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.