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Holiday Shopping: Linking to Gifts or The Trapdoor for Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 — Santa Claus may not be the only one coming to town this holiday season. As cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of of online shopping systems, here’s what you can do to stay cyber safe. With the holiday season right around the corner, both merchants and consumers need to make sure they’re prepared for a new wave of cyber attacks.   Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, in his latest article explores how cybercriminals are using

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Biometric Update: Hackers Beware: Passive Biometrics is Turning the Tables on Cybercrime

October 17, 2018 — Say goodbye to passwords. Passive biometrics and behavioural analytics are changing the way users are verified online.    This Halloween, monsters aren’t the only ones out to get you. Robert Capps, VP at NuData, in his latest article talks about the inadequacy of passwords in authentication and how they no longer create a barrier against fraud due to their weakness. No matter how creative we think they are. However, with the rise of cutting-edge technologies like

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PaymentsSource: Point of sale attacks are a ‘point of no return’

September 19, 2018 — Cybercriminals are getting creative with malware for point of sale devices – and what you need to know to protect your data.   Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, in his latest article discusses how increased malware creativity and sophistication targeted at point of sale (POS) systems is leaving data such as credit card information exposed. The new malware targets system weaknesses that have affected many household brands in the last months. Necessary precautions need to be incorporated

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Dixons Carphone data breach exposes 5.9 millino cards

Dixons Carphone data breach affects 5.9 million customers

Dixons has confirmed they suffered a data breach that started last July, leaking 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records. The breach started last July, but Dixons was not able to find out until last week. This is not surprising considering the average data breach takes several months to be detected. The hackers stole 5.9 million payment cards, 100,000 of those cards are not protected by chip and pin, making it easier to use them fraudulently in the

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