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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

Marcher Android Malware

Marcher Android Malware –Same Tune, Different Lyrics

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Recently, security researchers have been warning consumers about Marcher, an early Trojan for Android targeting banks.The Trojan first appeared to be affecting banking applications in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Brazil, but has now expanded to the United Read more

DKIM

Leveraging the Power of Email Authentication – Part 1: What is DMARC?

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This article is Part 1 of our “Leveraging the Power of Email Authentication” series. Read Part 2: Using DKIM to Enable DMARC and Part 3: Implementing DKIM.

A business can ensure its email is accurately delivered to inboxes around the world and reject the delivery of phishing. Read more

EMV adoption

Effects of EMV Adoption: Have We Seen any Changes in Criminal Patterns?

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The much ballyhooed arrival of EMV (Chip and PIN) credit cards is now well under way, and most, if not all, major U.S. banks have already swapped out their customers' old credit cards for those with EMV chips. As background, the Read more

Fraud Data Scientist

Applying Data Science to Fraud Prevention

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Eighty thousand Kindle users. Sixty-five million Tumblr users. What do they have in common? Both groups had their login credentials breached, courtesy of hackers. While these attacks didn't directly target financial Read more

SMS two-factor authentication

SMS 2FA Is Dead. Long Live 2FA

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Despite what many believe to be a major inconvenience, multi-factor identification has long been recognized as an effective method of lessening the impactof a potential breach on end users. Read more

biometrics

Biometrics a Convenient Addition, But No Silver Bullet

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We often say no product or solution is a “silver bullet” for fraud. In order to fend against the rich mosaic of cyberattacks threatening organizations, multi-factor Read more