Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

96 Hours Later, What Does Heartbleed Mean for Your Business?

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Posted on 14th Apr 2014 by in

This content was originally posted on our CloudEntr blog site April 11, 2014. The dust is settling on what has been an explosive week in digital security. Just 96 hours ago, Codenomican and researchers at Google announced they had uncovered a major security threat affecting more than 66% of the web. Making CVE-2014-0160 or what they […]

EMV Payment Security Hits US National Spotlight

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Posted on 29th Jan 2014 by in Corporate

EMV payment technology has finally gotten its big break in the US in the way of national news coverage. After several recent high-profile payment card data breaches, more Americans have started to ask whether it’s time for the US to abandon magnetic stripe payment technology in favor of more secure EMV. Yes, it’s time. For more […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: Card-Not-Present Fraud

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Posted on 28th Aug 2013 by in Corporate

To continue our discussion about popular myths and misconceptions about EMV payment cards, let’s talk about card-not-present (CNP) fraud – the kind where the merchant never sees you or your card. In other words, the merchant never verifies that the person making the transaction is the legitimate cardholder by checking the signature or seeing that […]

How safe is the data on your laptop?

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Posted on 20th Aug 2013 by in Enterprise

Picture this: You or a colleague take a business trip abroad, maybe to Shanghai.  The customs agent insists on inspecting your laptop.  He takes it out of sight, just for 30 minutes, and then returns it to you.  How would you know if your data was accessed?  30 minutes is plenty of time to copy […]

Smart ID cards for smart South African citizens

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Posted on 30th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

As the former President of South Africa recovers in hospital, having fought for and overseen the breakdown of apartheid in his country, it’s somehow fitting that Mr Mandela was among the first to receive the country’s new identification (ID) smart cards recently. Coinciding with International Nelson Mandela Day, other notable recipients of the smart technology […]

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

Google’s Inactive Account Manager handles Data after Death

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Posted on 15th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Last year I discussed the problem of what happens to our digital assets after our lives come to an end. If you haven’t read the post you can find it here. There are already, well documented online services that offer users the chance to live on through their social media threads. Kate Freeman of Mashable, […]

The truth about EMV in the US: Is it coming or not?

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Posted on 25th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that EMV is coming to the US.  But for many of the individuals and organizations impacted by the change to the US payments infrastructure – like consumers, card issuers, processors and merchants – EMV is a new technology. As with any technology shift, […]

A smarter US social security card

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Posted on 20th Jun 2013 by in Corporate

The United States social security card dates back to 1936 and it hasn’t changed much since then. A small piece of paper the size of a ticket stub holds one’s social security number that is an American’s life line for identity verification, employment eligibility, and citizenry. The paper card is not quite up to date […]

Fraudsters can’t Bank on eBanking

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Posted on 13th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise

As our use of the internet and eBanking services has advanced, so have the methods that criminals use to target our personal information. The number of attacks rose sharply in 2012 due in large part to shared server hacks, which are gaining in popularity (they accounted for 47% of all phishing attacks in the second […]