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Payment Security: The Role of Behavioral Biometrics

InfoRisk Today | March 04, 2020 -- Behavioral biometrics can play an important role in thwarting ever more sophisticated payment fraud schemes, says Robert Capps of Mastercard, who provides a fraud-fighting update.To watch the full video interview, go here.

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Mastercard: Why A Truly Connected Economy Needs A New Security Paradigm

PYMNTS | February 7, 2020 --Flash back a few years and everyone had one or maybe two connected devices.There were the smartphones we all had, with a heavy sprinkling of tablets and connected gaming consoles. One could count a computer, although desktops tend to lack portability.Today, the landscape has changed."The IoT digital explosion is changing everything that happens around us. How we communicate, how consumers buy products, how they watch content, how they find things — this literally touches every

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The Architecture of an Attack: NuData Breaks Down Account Takeover Attacks

PaymentsJournal | January 15, 2020 --The Architecture of an Attack: NuData Breaks Down Account Takeover AttacksLooking back at the holiday season, merchants faced a timeless struggle: stopping fraudsters. While dealing with fraud is a challenge year-round, the holiday season makes it even more difficult.A common fraud vector used by criminals year around is account takeover. This is when the fraudster gains access to a user’s account, often by using stolen login information or through a brute strength bot attack. In

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Attacks are getting smaller. In some ways that’s worse.

January 15, 2020 -- Attackers are adapting and evolving to give themselves the best chances for success when they commit account takeover or other fraudulent attacks, often attempting to work around bot-detection tools to enable greater efficiency with automated attacks."Sophisticated bot-detection tools, improved Captchas, and other technologies that mitigate automation are making it very difficult for bad actors to succeed in their schemes, forcing them to look at foolproof alternatives that bypass these bot challenges, particularly when targeting high-value accounts

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Stolen data’s a hot potato that gets quickly passed around

December 13, 2019 -- In the digital economy, data has become the most valuable asset for any organization, with 97% of businesses using data to power their business opportunities and 76% of businesses using data as an integral part of forming a business strategy."Through step-ups such as one-time passwords, two-factor authentication, security tokens, and physical biometrics, companies are finding alternatives to avoid relying on a password or other personally identifiable data that could have been stolen." For the complete article,

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