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What You Need to Know About Google's Move to Strict DMARC Implementation

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Starting in June 2016, any DMARC-capable receivers will be instructed by Google to reject any emails that do not properly authenticate.
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Fraud Landscape in Mexico

The Electronic Fraud Landscape in Mexico’s Financial Sector

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Electronic banking and payment systems are on the rise in Mexico and other Latin-American countries, with statistics showing significant growth of these channels. According to our recent study, Read more

Feature Engineering for Fraud Detection

Feature Engineering for Fraud Detection Models

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As cybercriminals are constantly updating their strategies to avoid being detected, traditional fraud detection tools, such as expert rules, are less effective as Read more

ISPs at risk of fraud

ISPs at Risk - Poor Security Practices Can Open the Door to Fraud

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A few years ago, it was common practice for ISPs to set Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) admin passwords that were known, simple and easy to remember strings. Read more

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Fingerprints Stolen During OPM Breach: The Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

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Just when we thought the OPM breach couldn’t get any worse, OPM disclosed that approximately 5.6 million fingerprints were stolen as part of the hack. While it remains unclear if these fingerprints can Read more

Fraud Detection with Advanced Outlier Detection Algorithms

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Online fraud costs the global economy more than $400 billion, with more than 800 million personal records stolen in 2013 alone. Increasingly, fraud has diversified to different digital channels, Read more

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Newest Whatsapp Threat - Social Engineering Leveraging Trusted Brands

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Earlier this week, researchers from Checkpoint software disclosed a vulnerability in What’sApp, that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.While What’sApp quickly responded to that vulnerability, Read more

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Massive Phishing Email Campaign Affecting Major Bank Detected by DMARC Compass

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For a while now, we have been talking about the importance of businesses taking back control of their email channel, to minimize the impact of phishing attacks against their brand and end-users. Since its inception, DMARC Compass® Read more

OPM Breach notifications change course

OPM Breach Notifications Change Course - It’s Time to Rethink Identity

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A few months ago, when the OPM breach first hit, and the OPM said it would leverage a third-party to send out notification emails to affected individuals about the compromise, we warned of the dangers of this approach. Read more

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CEO Fraud Up 270% to $1.2B - Here's How It Almost Happened to Us

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Earlier this month, we published a post on how scammers tried to impersonate our CEO's email, to convince our CFO to make fraudulent payments to a compromised account. Now, the FBI has released updated statistics, showing that we are definitely not alone. As Krebs on Security reports:  Read more