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Biometric Update: Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?

December 11, 2017 -- Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?This is a guest post on BiometricUpdate.com by Robert Capps, VP and authentication strategist at NuData Security.With the Christmas holidays coming up, there will be a race to secure holiday gifts at the best prices if they didn’t already on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the holiday shopping season reaching ~$1.05 trillion between November and January, according to the latest

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FindBiometrics: AWS S3 ‘Misconfiguration’ Opens Door to MITM Attacks

November 29, 2017 -- AWS S3 ‘Misconfiguration’ Opens Door to MITM Attacks An Amazon Web Services data storage service has a serious data security flaw, according to new research. AWS S3 'Misconfiguration' Opens Door to MITM Attacks. Citing Skyhigh Networks, NuData Security outlines the issue in a new blog post. [quote]Fortunately, there are safeguards against the potential ‘Ghostwriter’ attacks enabled by the issue. The AWS Trusted Advisor, for example, has an ‘Amazon S3 Bucket Permissions’ security check that can be

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Banking.com: Banking security and the customer convenience conundrum

November 7, 2017 -- Banking security and the customer convenience conundrum Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, writes this guest article for Banking.com about the tension between banking security and customer convenience. [quote] Security and convenience are two things nobody in the banking sector can escape, and the constant pull and push of tension make for a significant challenge for financial organizations in balancing the two. Adding accessibility so customers can do their banking business anytime/anywhere with new devices is adding

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Payments Source: Breaches will continue until personal data is ‘rendered worthless’

September 28, 2017 -- Breaches will continue until personal data is 'rendered worthless' Robert Capps, VP at NuData, writes this guest article for Payments Source about the consequences of marketwide inaction on security in response to the latest data breach. [quote]Sonic is the latest merchant to suffer a data breaches, and another example of the consequences of marketwide inaction on security. With no concrete information on when and where this took place, Sonic customers can only hope they’re not involved

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Payments Journal: Equifax: Rolling Thunder for Authentication

September 15, 2017 -- Equifax: Rolling Thunder for AuthenticationIn this featured article, Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on the Equifax breach that will affect 143 million Americans or more than half of the adult population in the US.[quote]And finally, the biggest breach yet is now the Equifax Breach that will affect 143 million Americans or more than half of the adult population in the US. Through this breach alone, cybercriminals were able to access social security numbers, names, addresses,

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