The Official FIDO Authentication Guide

The Official FIDO-Certified Two-Factor Authentication Guide This FIDO Authentication Guide will give you the information you need to determine if FIDO Authentication is something you want to try or something you really need. It is intended for people who haven’t heard about or are not familiar with the new FIDO Authentication standard that is gaining […]

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Fraud: Account takeover fraud on the rise

Goodbye mag stripe fraud, hello account takeover fraud Based on previous EMV global rollouts it is generally accepted that EMV chip card rollout in the U.S. will push credit-card fraud from the POS to e-commerce and mobile systems. However, a new report suggests that account takeover can be an easier and more lucrative option for […]

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Fix the “Heartbleed Bug” forever with SurePassID and multi-factor authentication

Welcome to the latest facepalm moment in online security – the Heartbleed bug. This devastating vulnerability lives in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. OpenSSL is ubiquitous in open source web servers like Apache and nginx. That’s over 66% of all web servers on the internet. Literally millions of websites are affected, including Google, Facebook, […]

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Big Retailers fight Big Banks over Target-esque cyber liability

Well, Target’s December 2013 data breach is turning out to be historic. The largest ever in number of affected customers? Check. The widest ever in exposure of cardholder and personal data? Check. The costliest ever in cyber liability and brand damage? Check, no doubt. It’s the cost that terrifies the retail and bank industries. Neither […]

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Target reports data breach, affects 40 million cardholders

Well, it’s not a good day to be a Target customer – or Target shareholder, for that matter.  The retailer has reported that 40 million customers who shopped at the company’s brick-and-mortar stores during Thanksgiving 2013 to December 15 had their payment card information stolen. Since we’re talking about Point of Sale (POS) fraud that […]

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NFC contactless payments aren’t secure…this is news?

EMV (Europay-MasterCard-Visa) payment cards are a tried-and-true solution for combatting card present or point of sale fraud.  The embedded microprocessor chip encrypts transaction data differently for each purchase.  Optional use of a PIN code to complete transactions offers even more security, combining Something You Have with Something You Know to achieve two-factor authentication. So what’s […]

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Let’s have a Heart-to-Heart (H2H)…or better yet, let’s not

As someone who has an implanted medical device, I’ve been increasingly alarmed by the medical device industry’s blind rush to internet-enable every device they sell.  Sure, an embedded Wi-Fi connection makes it easy to download data and adjust therapy from anywhere in the world.  But it’s also a huge risk to personal security.  What if […]

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