Tuesday , October 23, 2018

Fraud & Security

1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Breached and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Yahoo! Inc. disclosed Wednesday a breach of more than 1 billion user accounts in August 2013 that is separate from one involving 500 million accounts the Web giant announced in September. Yahoo said the new breach involved names, email addresses, birth dates, secure passwords, and security questions and answers, but did not …

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A Landmark Reciprocity Pact Lets Visa And MasterCard Access Each Other’s Tokens

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. have been tokenizing their payment cards since 2014, but have not been able to access tokens for cards branded by the other network. That will change soon as the result of an agreement announced separately Thursday by Visa and MasterCard. Under the agreement, Visa will be able …

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Will the Eyes Have It? Iris Scanning Takes a Step Forward With Fujitsu Phones

In the struggle to produce commercially viable alternatives to the password for user authentication, most industry attention lately has focused on fingerprint recognition. But on Monday another promising alternative took a step forward with an announcement from Delta ID Inc., a 5-year-old Newark, Calif.-based company, that its ActiveIRIS technology is behind …

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Blackhawk Makes Apple Pay Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Cyber criminals can guess Visa card numbers and other information required for fraudulent online purchases in a matter of seconds, according to researchers. By distributing multiple guesses across many sites, the method avoids triggering automated guess limits at any single site, according to a paper in IEEE Security & Privacy, a …

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Visa’s Deal for CardinalCommerce Comes As Fears Rise Over Online Fraud, False Declines

In a move that expands its business as a provider of risk-control services for merchants and card issuers, Visa Inc. announced Thursday that it has a deal to acquire e-commerce payment-authentication provider CardinalCommerce Corp. Founded in 1999, Mentor, Ohio-based CardinalCommerce’s signature product is Cardinal Secure Authentication, a service that uses …

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MasterCard Debuts Fraud-Prevention Technology and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Credit cards were implicated in 59% of all fraudulent online transactions for the period stretching from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, up from 49% for the same period last year and from 44% in 2014, according to data from iovation, a device-authentication company. Still, fraudulent traffic overall for the period …

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Eye on Security: Madison Square Garden Breached; Should Chip Cards’ Mag Stripes Go?

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews Sports and entertainment venue operator The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) on Tuesday disclosed a nearly year-long breach of payment card information involving customers who bought concessions at five of its venerable properties. And a new study from Federal Reserve researchers makes six recommendations for improving mobile-payments …

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Another Hotel Warns of Possible Data Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Payments-services provider ACI Worldwide Inc. said it expects the rate of attempted online fraud in the United States during the holiday shopping season will increase 43% over the same period last year, based on transaction data it has seen so far. This increase follows U.S. adoption of EMV cards at the …

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Fraudsters May Be Rushing Online, But So Far Web Sellers Are Ready for Them

By Peter Lucas @DTPaymentNews A combination of better fraud-detection technologies and stronger consumer-authentication strategies is helping e-commerce merchants hold the line on fraud losses, a study from payments consultancy Mercator Advisory Group says. This is the case even though more criminals are practicing their dark art in the online channel …

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