Cybersecurity

Browser Beware

Ponemon Survey of 645 Information Tech Companies Says Half of All Malware Was the Result of Web Browsers That Weren’t Secure Less than a third of respondents thought major browsers had “effective security tools for blocking web-borne malware.” And, close...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 23, 2015
Fraud Prevention

New ThreatMetrix TrustDefender Mobile App Enhancement Helps Businesses Meet PCI DSS

Extended Mobile App Reputation and Device Analysis Enables Businesses to Meet Latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ThreatMetrix’s latest TrustDefender Mobile release, the mobile software development kit (SDK), helps ThreatMetrix customers identify fraudulent behavior and reduce friction for transactions...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 18, 2015
Data Breach

Feds Drop Curtains on Blackshades

Alex Yucel, Man Behind Software Used to Steal Payment Card Data and Passwords from Thousands Pleads Guilty. Faces up to 10 Years. The 24-year-old Yucel, who co-created and sold Blackshades, pleaded guilty to one count of hacking as part of...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 17, 2015
Cybersecurity

Visa to Enable Use of Tokens

Payment Card Network’s “Visa Checkout” Online Payment Service to Deploy Token Technology Visa is enabling the use of tokens, which are mathematical codes that transform sensitive consumer information such as 16-digit credit card numbers into encrypted codes that are useless...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 11, 2015
Cybersecurity

What Uber Might’ve Done to Prevent Compromising the Personal Info of 50,000 Drivers

Andreas Baumhof, ThreatMetrix’s CTO, Explains How a Holistic Approach to Security Might Well Have Made All the Difference Shoulda, coulda, woulda can’t help the 50,000 past and present Uber drivers whose personal information (names and driver’s license numbers) was compromised...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted March 6, 2015
Cybercrime

Sandpiper: An Eagle When It Comes to Fighting Cybercrime

EC3 Supports 18-Month EU-Funded “Project Sandpiper” to Stop Payment Card Fraud in Its Tracks The latest statistics published by the European Central Bank reveal that card-not-present (CNP) fraud is on the rise accounting for 60% of all fraud losses on...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 27, 2015
Cybersecurity

Visa, MasterCard: Different Paths. Same Destination.

Beyond EMV, Industry Giants Look to Upgrade Security Measures to Improve Protection for Shoppers and Merchants Coming this spring to a store near you – better protection from fraud and theft. At least that’s what Visa and MasterCard are hoping...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 26, 2015
Risk-Based Authentication

ThreatMetrix Demos Alternatives to Outdated Legacy Authentication Solutions at BAI Payments Connect 2015

Plus Security Experts Join ThreatMetrix’s Alisdair Faulkner for a Panel on “Combatting Payment Fraud through Enhanced Tools and Technology” More than 700 payments professionals and solution providers will attend BAI Payments Connect 2015 from March 2-4 at Phoenix Convention Center...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 25, 2015
Mobile

Score: mCommerce 42 – eCommerce 13

CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) Has Mobile Commerce Growing at 3X the Rate of eCommerce 42 Percent to 13 Percent Research conducted by PayPal in conjunction with market research firm, Ipsos, found that from 2013 to 2016, the multi-country average...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 24, 2015
Fraud Prevention

Identity Theft Tops IRS 2014 “Dirty Dozen”

The 12 Worst Scams the Internal Revenue Service Warns Taxpayers to Be Wary of This Tax Season What do you want to be when you grow up? At one time or other that question’s been asked of everyone who’s ever...

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ThreatMetrix
Posted February 20, 2015
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