Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

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 […]

How will the U.S. benefit from EMV migration? Look to Canada

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Posted on 28th Mar 2013 by in Corporate

As the U.S. continues its implementation of EMV chip cards, it’s lucky to be able to look to other countries that have adopted the technology for best practices, lessons learned, and future benefits. As a Gemalto employee based in the U.S., I’ve been eagerly watching to see how our neighbor to the north, Canada, is […]

EMV cannot come soon enough to the U.S.

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Corporate

Card fraud costs people in the European Union around €1.5 billion a year, according to European law enforcement agency, Europol. The criminal market is dominated by “well-structured and globally active organized crime groups (OCGs)” perpetrating illegal transactions. This may understandably worry some of our European-based readers, yet the report also finds that “the majority of illegal […]

Tis the Season for… Online Fraud?

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Posted on 21st Dec 2012 by in Telecom

If you read the news as much as I do, you probably have seen a lot of advice about how to avoid having your financial details stolen this holiday season.  It’s true that conducting banking transactions or shopping online does make you vulnerable to cybercriminals lurking in the background.  But there are a lot of […]

Linking up the debate

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Posted on 21st Dec 2012 by in Enterprise

Following my recent post on just how free America is when it comes to enterprise security and the CIO responsibility I had an interesting exchange on LinkedIn with a peer, Anders Rundgren of PrimeKey Solutions, who evolved the discussion. I like to share these conversations on our blog as I advocate the education and analysis […]

Taking action against health fraud in the USA

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Posted on 27th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

It’s no secret that fraud, waste and abuse is running rampant within the US Medicare system. It’s a serious problem no matter how you look at it, but especially in light of the debt situation this country is currently facing. Happily, there are solutions to impede Medicare fraud which would save US taxpayers billions of […]

Look how mobile is driving commerce – globally

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Posted on 5th Oct 2012 by in Telecom

There have been quite a few stories recently highlighting the importance that mobile plays in commerce nowadays. Whether research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research showing that sales through the mobile channel on the UK’s high streets now account for every £1 in £10 spent, the news that Oktoberfest drinkers in Munich will […]