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Vicious malware

Trojan Attack Targets Major Banks in Chile

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A vicious malware attack spread to nine of the biggest banks in Chile last month. At least 854 machines were impacted by this attack. The first attack’s transmission began with an Read more

Holiday scams

Time for Corporations to Stay Alert: The Great Holiday Scam Is Back

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Online shopping sales alone this holiday season are expected to hit $117 billion and that spells big profits for retailers and big opportunity for those who aren’t concerned with receiving a lump of coal in their stocking. Read more

SMS-delivered password

Is Strong Authentication Killing the SMS-Delivered Password?

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Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable move away from what has been the norm for decades – communication and business conducted in person or over the phone – toward increasingly digital-only interaction. Read more

TeamViewer

TeamViewer’s Libraries Part of Complex Malware Process

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Fraudsters are getting ever more creative. Every app and device is now an avenue for new threats seeking to capture the personal information of end users.

Not long ago, we wrote about Remote Access Threats (RAT), which aim to access users’ cameras and microphones. Read more

swordphish

An Answer to the Failing Blacklist System

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This post is part of our continuing series of exploring and integrating new probabilistic tools for fraud prevention. Read the first and second installments.

The most common way to mitigate phishing attacks is by warning end users that they have navigated to a phishing website, for which the browser must Read more

Effective Device Identification

More Precise Authentication through Effective Device Identification

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Fraudsters and cybercriminals react to the introduction of new security solutions by moving to a different part of the value chain or by changing and updating their attack methods.This is why it is important to have a holistic strategy Read more

Proactive fraud prevention

Fraud Prevention: Driving Innovation as Digital Transactions Grow Exponentially

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We’ve all heard the phrase “the best defense is a good offense.” The analogy proves as true on the football field as it does in the field of online fraud prevention. Too many instances exist where companies rush to implement Read more

Isolation forests

Benefits of Anomaly Detection Using Isolation Forests

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One of the newest techniques to detect anomalies is called Isolation Forests. The algorithm is based on the fact that anomalies are data points that are few and different. As a result of these properties, anomalies are susceptible to a mechanism Read more

Phishing

The Technical Side of Phishing and How to Prevent It

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This post is part of our continuing series of exploring and integrating new probabilistic tools for fraud prevention.

Phishing, by definition, is the act of defrauding an online user and tricking them into clicking on a malicious link Read more

Protecting against Remote Access Trojans

RAT: Detecting and Fighting Modern-Day Voyeurism

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A picture featuring Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to show tape covering the camera lens on his laptop. The move was presumably taken as a precaution against RAT, which stands for Remote Access Trojans. Read more