Posts Tagged ‘identity theft’

A smarter US social security card


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 […]

Carriers agree to try and prevent mobile theft – but personal digital security is key


Posted on 27th Apr 2012 by in Mobile

I imagine, like me, you probably carry your mobile phone with you all the time.  I’ve never had mine stolen, but mobile phone theft is actually a really big problem globally, but especially in the United States.  Did you know that in 2011, 42 percent of all property crimes of individuals in New York involved […]

Digital security: What does it mean to be free?


Posted on 19th Mar 2012 by in Corporate

The rapid change in the way people interact with brands is exciting. It gives the customer complete choice in how they engage with brands. However, as more personal data is shared companies must also protect customers from the increased risk of identity theft, which struck high profile brands with a vengeance in 2011.

The art of a technology blog


Posted on 11th Jan 2012 by in Corporate

It’s always pleasing to see creative, informed content get the recognition it deserves, particularly in the world of social media so I decided to look at some of the security, telecoms and emerging tech blogs that we’ve been following here at Gemalto.

Government & Healthcare Topics Ahead as Gemalto Heads to Government Conference


Posted on 1st Nov 2011 by in Corporate

This week, Gemalto is heading to Washington, DC for the Smart Card Alliance’s annual government conference.  We will be blogging from the event and after, as there is sure to be a lot of news regarding some of the most pressing topics in government, healthcare and trusted IDs on the Internet. Some of the topics […]

With US Fraud, It Takes a Bust to Bring Awareness


Posted on 21st Oct 2011 by in Corporate

Recent Nilson Report fraud numbers show that the United States accounts for 47 percent of global fraud, even though it generates only 27 percent of the total volume of purchase transactions. Alarming, right?  Still, I haven’t seen very much media coverage of this news. What has generated a lot of coverage recently is the “Biggest ID […]

Can Smart Cards Save the Medicare System 30 Billion Dollars Per Year?


Posted on 3rd Oct 2011 by in Corporate

Fraudulent claims and identity theft are widely known as the bane of the Medicare system, as it suffers more than $60 billion in fraud every year through practices like phantom billing and durable medical equipment fraud.   The system in place pays first, and then chases the fraud after the fact.  Wouldn’t it be better to […]

Is software eating NFC?


Posted on 8th Sep 2011 by in Mobile

An interesting debate has been open on NFC mobile payments services moving from hardware to software-based solutions. But with the risk of an increase in fraud is still a main concern. We feel that software coupled with hardware-based authentication might be the answer.

Facebook Identity Theft: Do You Know Who Your ‘Friends’ Are?


Posted on 19th Aug 2011 by in Corporate

As reported by @gcluley on Naked Security this week, a suspected fraudster has been charged with attempting to steal thousands of pounds from his neighbours’ online bank accounts. What makes this story particularly interesting (and also worrying) is the way in which this criminal went about gathering the information which he then used to access […]

Building a More Secure Internet


Posted on 10th Jun 2011 by in Corporate

It is critical that consumers are certain that the site they visit is the one they intended to access. A new policy signed by the Obama Administration will change the way we do business on the internet.