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How Safe is Paying Online with Your Smart Phone?

March 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Handset manufacturers, application developers, and mobile security vendors continue working to improve mobile security. Banks are offering a consistent sign-on experience for both their online and mobile channels, including multifactor authentication programs for mobile...

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Which Will Make a Bigger Splash in 2012 - Mobile Wallet or EMV?

February 01, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Visa has announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States. The company intends to encourage investments in infrastructure necessary to accept and process both new forms of payment technology...

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Five FFIEC Compliance Tips For Banks

January 10, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“The guidance is an important reinforcement of several critical ideas: Fraud losses undermine faith in our financial system. Fraud tactics evolve constantly and the tools that combat them have to evolve as well. The guidance provides a perspective..."

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On the Israeli Credit Card Breach

January 08, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The biggest vulnerability of PCI DSS is that it’s about 10 years behind the curve. When people in the PCI DSS Security Council in Europe confess to never having heard of DLP and when the standard places an obsessive emphasis on anti-virus, you know you're still in Kansas...

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FFIEC Banking Security Guidelines In Effect Soon

January 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The FFIEC updated security guidelines go into effect in less than a month. It is imperative that financial institutions recognize that the security precautions currently in place are ineffective in the face of new, more sophisticated attacks...

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Banks and Credit Card Issuers Move Toward Chip and PIN

December 20, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Credit cards that incorporate an embedded microprocessor chip are far more secure than any other form of credit card currently available, including the standard magnetic striped cards that are all too easy to skim at ATMs and point of sale terminals...

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Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) Could Escalate Fraud

November 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"With banks and financial institutions expanding this service to a retail customer base that often undergoes less stringent due diligence than do their commercial customers, is the potential for fraud increasing?"

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The EMV-Contactless World According to Visa

October 11, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

If Visa were to work with the industry to produce a common API for EMV and contactless cards with PIN online, that would drive adoption of more secure cards in the US because there would be a business reason for adoption. Without such a driver, they are still a solution looking for a problem...

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The FFIEC Wants You to Know...

September 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Consumers are oblivious to the layers of security put in place by financial institutions to protect their accounts. All consumers really care about are ease and convenience. A better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes can help consumers adapt to new technologies...

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Smartphones and Banking Application Security

September 22, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

As device manufacturers continue to add processing power and storage capacity, and platform vendors provide more applications for generating and consuming data, security will become a greater concern as attackers look upon it as their new playground...

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Bad News For Banks: Courts Side With Customers

September 03, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The computer or other device the scammer used to access Comerica’s website could surely have been traced overseas and flagged for: hiding behind a proxy, device anomalies such as a time zone and browser language mismatch, past history of online scams and identity theft, and the list goes on...

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Fraudulent Credit Applications Start with the Device

June 28, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Device fingerprinting coupled with the device’s reputation and risk profile helps identify the bad guys in the acquisition channel, so you don’t have to rely on other fraud detection tools that drive up the cost to decision an application...

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ATM Scammers’ New Tactic: Glue

June 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

"Customers have already punched in their PINs when they realize the keypad buttons are stuck. The unwitting customers either do not know that they can use the ATM touch screen to finish their transaction, or become nervous when the keypad isn’t working and react by leaving the ATM..."

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OddJob Trojan Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

June 14, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The OddJob Trojan hijacks online banking sessions, keeping users’ accounts open after they think they’ve quit. Hackers can then access the open account to make fraudulent transactions. When your computer’s security is lax, you’re vulnerable to malware or malicious software...

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Mobile Banking Becoming an E-Commerce Staple

April 29, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Enhanced security with SMS transaction notifications and the ability to turn card accounts on or off, and new technologies like mobile check deposit, in which you simply take a cell phone picture of the check, are contributing to the increasing popularity of mobile banking...

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PCI SSC Updates the ASV Training Program

April 05, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

The ASV training program has blindsided the ASV community as it was a total surprise. Yes, there has been talk over the years at the Community Meetings and in other venues regarding ASV qualifications and training, but nothing ever seemed to come from those discussions...

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