Security has been important to Snapper since we first launched.
The Snapper applet is protected by bank-grade Triple DES security to provide assurance that the applet is valid. Everytime the Snapper applet is used to perform a transaction, there is a transaction level security check so you can be assured that the transaction is secure and valid.
Snapper use sophisticated secure smart card technology that achieves a Common Criteria rating of 5+ (that's really secure).
Why Snapper on your SIM?
Snapper Mobile is secured through the issuing of the Snapper applet on your Touch2Pay SIM. Snapper Mobile conforms to the NFC requirements stipulated by the GSMA
The Snapper applet has been loaded onto the Touch2Pay SIM in a completely secure environment using the latest in smart card issuing technology. This is the same level of security and capability that mobile phone operators, credit card issuers and banks use around the world to securely issue payment cards and SIMs.
Like all Snapper transactions, they are triple DES signed, meaning that each transaction is encrypted to banking payment standards.
Snapper Mobile complies with the relevant parts of the global industry standards in place for secure contactless payments
- Single Wire Protocol
- Open SIM Alliance
- ISO 14443
- ISO 7816
Complies with Google Play’s terms of service.
Tips to keep your phone and Snapper Mobile safe.
Snapper is designed to replace cash for everyday purchases. Not only is Snapper much more convenient than cash, it is also more secure.
Here are some tips to make Snapper Mobile even more secure.
1. Register your Snapper Mobile
Protect your balance by registering from within the Snapper Mobile application. If you lose your phone, contact us and we’ll hotlist your Snapper Mobile to prevent it from being used on the Snapper payment application.
2. Protect your phone
If you’re going to leave your phone unattended, there are two simple steps to protect the money on Snapper Mobile
- Disable NFC on your phone
- Enable PIN lock
This method will secure your Snapper even if the battery is removed from the phone, keeping the money on your Snapper safe at all times.
3. Protect your credit card information
When you are topping up your Snapper Mobile, take care to ensure that your credit card information is not visible to people around you. We use industry standard payment gateways to securely authorise your credit card details. We don’t store credit card information.
4. Use common sense
Don’t click on strange links or open emails if you don’t know the sender. Netsafe has good resources for avoiding Net Trickery.