TaCode Tuesday: Preventing Delivery Fraud with Automated Zang Calls

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on September 12, 2017

Delivery fraud, a new type of scam, exploits a business model loophole found on e-commerce sites that use the cash-on-delivery (CoD) payment method. This type of e-commerce fraud works by having a script automatically create new accounts with fake addresses and telephone numbers, ordering hundreds of products to pay CoD. The e-commerce company will then wrap-up all orders for delivery, leaving the scammed product out-of-stock for days. However, since all delivery addresses are fake, the items would end up returning to the warehouse, causing a huge loss on revenue due to restock, delivery failure, and loss of new orders.

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Topics: TaCode Tuesday, cPaaS, Built On Zang, Security

A Brief History of Mobile Malware (& How to Protect Your Apps)

Posted by Pedram Mohammadi on September 8, 2017

As mobile phone ownership, dependency, and its use in making payments continues to grow, so does the likelihood that users will fall victim to mobile malware. Therefore, as a mobile app developer, knowing how to protect your apps from digital threats is crucial. Malware attacks on smartphones are believed to have started in 2004. Over the years, and especially from 2011 on, different types of malware threats have been developed to extract personal data and make money from unsuspecting users.

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Topics: cPaaS, app development, mobile apps

Communication and Collaboration Tools for Businesses Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Alex Misevski on September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has had devastating effects across Texas and Louisiana not only to individuals but to the ongoing operations of businesses as well. Continued communications are essential to the lifeblood of the company but many companies and their employees have had their telephone service interrupted or cannot come to the office to work. 

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Topics: Zang Spaces, Zang Office, Offers

Zang Cloud Launches New Feature for Healthcare

Posted by Alex Misevski on September 5, 2017

In healthcare today, the communications technologies being deployed at medical facilities can be as vital as stethoscopes and blood pressure machines themselves. Faster and more fluid communications empower medical personnel to provide a higher level of care, whether it should be a single PCP or manager of a large staff across multiple locations. 

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Topics: Communication Apps, Zang Cloud, Healthcare

Free Software, Open Source, Freeware, Shareware: What's the Difference?

Posted by Alex Misevski on August 31, 2017

Terms such as free software, open source, freeware, and shareware are commonly used in mobile app development. As much as most of these terms may sound the same, they refer to very different things. This article will address the main differences between the terms so you can make the best choice for your own apps.

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Topics: cPaaS, app development, mobile apps