Predictions 2018: Human Manipulation Is the Standard, Obsessing Over End User Authentication Becomes the Norm
As 2017 comes to a close, people start to take stock of the
past year and what’s in store for the coming one.Not ones
to be left out, we’ve compiled our own list of what we can
expect to see on the cyber threat landscape in 2018. Read more
Signal System 7 (SS7) is the standard signaling language used to send text messages (SMS) around the world. The technology has been employed in various communication channels for almost 40 years Read more
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
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
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
Last night, password management company LastPass notified users in a blog post that it had been the target of a hack that accessed users’ email addresses, encrypted master passwords, and reminder words and phrases the service asks users to create for those master passwords.
In general, we are not a fan of password management tools. While they provide convenience, a central repository of any sensitive data is always going to garner greater attention from hackers.
In my experience as a fraud prevention consultant, I constantly have discussions with financial institutions and with different profiles of fraud prevention managers. Each with its own way of visualizing fraud and thus its own strategy to reduce it. The fact is that regardless of the institution and the fraud managers' profile, there are three key considerations to be given before deciding how to deal with fraud, keeping in mind that it is virtually impossible to eliminate. Read more