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October 02, 2015
News roundup: Despite a low adoption rate going into the liability shift, many in the industry are optimistic about the future of EMV use. Plus: TrueCrypt flaws; AWS crypto keys stolen; women in infosec.
October 01, 2015
The Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for EMV liability has arrived, though merchants and retailers alike aren't ready for the change.
March 03, 2015
Banks are rushing to fix sloppy authentication processes at the heart of rising Apple Pay fraud. Experts also worry about potential fraud with other mobile payment systems.
July 21, 2014
Hailed by card brands as the cure to payment card fraud, Chip and PIN security technology will take years to deploy and has already proven vulnerable.
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Card skimming is the theft of credit and debit card data and PIN numbers when the user is at an automated teller machine (ATM) or point of sale (POS). Continue Reading
Securing credit card data -- both online and at brick-and-mortar stores -- requires security measures beyond those mandated by PCI DSS. Expert Philip Alexander outlines six out-of-band security controls to consider. Continue Reading
Synthetic identity theft is the fraudulent use of stolen personally identifiable information (PIF) that is combined with made-up details to create a false identity. The thief may steal an individual's social security number, for example, and use it ... Continue Reading
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Tokenization technology can be confusing. Expert Mike Chapple explains what the difference is between two types of tokens and how tokenization can help with PCI DSS compliance. Continue Reading
Tokenization is a key technology underlying Apple Pay, promising to boost payment data security. Mike Chapple examines how Apple Pay's tokenization system works, and whether it will provide any PCI DSS compliance relief. Continue Reading
Merchants need to balance buyers' online experiences and their controls for analyzing suspicious purchasing behavior to prevent card-not-present scams. Continue Reading
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Monitoring customer behavior across multiple channels would help banks fight fraud, but today's fraud detection technology isn't there yet. In this tip, financial services expert Jerry Silva explains how banks could benefit from the concept of "... Continue Reading
With PCI DSS and other compliance requirements, organizations are looking for surefire solutions to protect payment card and other sensitive data. Tokenization and end-to-end encryption have emerged as promising technologies, but as Dave Shackleford... Continue Reading
A penitent Frank Abagnale Jr. shuns white-collar crime and fraud, and helps others understand how to guard against the dangers of hacking. Continue Reading
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Implementing data analytics tools to examine transactions will help companies detect fraud and prevent losses for their customers. Continue Reading
Alleged bank-fraud ring stole more than $422,000 by claiming their ATM cards had been lost or stolen after draining their accounts. Continue Reading
With so many records containing personally identifiable information lost in data breaches, we have lost the battle to protect personal information, argues George Tubin of TowerGroup. In this tip, he explains how financial institutions must treat PII... Continue Reading