Account takeover techniques are getting more sophisticated; new "account checkers" are helping hackers automate their processes. The trend is just one more reason why we need advanced forms of authentication.
Banking institutions have done a poor job of educating consumers about payments fraud prevention, says Aite analyst Shirley Inscoe. "Banks need to figure out how to communicate with consumers in a way consumers understand."
In the wake of Arbor Network's recent discovery of a new botnet that's brute-forcing passwords on WordPress sites, security experts, including Nick Levay of Bit9, recommend beefing up password security on web applications.
Breaches are expensive, embarrassing and entice additional scrutiny from regulators and consumers alike. By taking eight key steps, you can protect private information and lessen the impact of breaches when they occur.
A U.S. district court shot down the Fed's plan for a 1-cent per-transaction incentive for investments in debit fraud prevention. How might that ruling impact U.S. efforts to improve payment card security?
Microsoft touts new security features built into the Windows 8.1 Enterprise operating system. But are they enticing enough to win over organizations that are reluctant to upgrade from older OS versions?
ATM-related fraud is increasing in the United States, and experts say losses will continue to grow until the market achieves widespread adoption of cards using EMV chip technology and phases out magnetic-stripe cards.