Does Pixel 4 mean the beginning of the end for Behavioral Biometrics

Google has launched its latest competitors to the iPhone, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, with several new cool features including a new biometric face unlock that uses radar technology. The Pixel 4 is the first device to include secure facial recognition hardware that’s...

The Mobile Fraud Nightmare (2019)

It’s Halloween today, and mobile fraud is scaring organizations throughout the world. Mobile fraudsters are up to their old, rather new tricks… and none of them are a treat. Like the goblins and ghouls of Halloween, mobile fraud strikes terror and fear into the hearts...

Payments’ Invisible Touch

Today payments are all about being invisible. The age-long adage of balancing security and convenience has taken a radical twist. While fraud prevention is an obvious requirement, the need for a frictionless transaction has become a main-stay requirement. Today’s...

Bad Week for Biometrics

Last week was a bad week for biometrics.  Two separate incidences that demonstrated the vulnerability of biometrics authentication occurred. The first occurred at The Defcon event, Las Vegas where researchers were able to demonstrate that they...

Understanding Mobile Account Takeover in 7 Min.

What is Mobile Account Takeover? Account Takeover (known as ATO) is a type of identity theft where a bad actor gains unauthorized access to an account via the manipulation of a user’s mobile device. What is the difference between mobile and desktop ATO? The...

The Mobile Fraud Nightmare (2019)

It’s Halloween today, and mobile fraud is scaring organizations throughout the world. Mobile fraudsters are up to their old, rather new tricks… and none of them are a treat. Like the goblins and ghouls of Halloween, mobile fraud strikes terror and fear into the hearts...

Payments’ Invisible Touch

Today payments are all about being invisible. The age-long adage of balancing security and convenience has taken a radical twist. While fraud prevention is an obvious requirement, the need for a frictionless transaction has become a main-stay requirement. Today’s...

Bad Week for Biometrics

Last week was a bad week for biometrics.  Two separate incidences that demonstrated the vulnerability of biometrics authentication occurred. The first occurred at The Defcon event, Las Vegas where researchers were able to demonstrate that they...

Understanding Mobile Account Takeover in 7 Min.

What is Mobile Account Takeover? Account Takeover (known as ATO) is a type of identity theft where a bad actor gains unauthorized access to an account via the manipulation of a user’s mobile device. What is the difference between mobile and desktop ATO? The...

My Crypto Account Has Been Hacked?

Imagine that you have entered your crypto wallet and noticed that your account has been wiped clean and several transactions to unfamiliar addresses have been made. You’ve been hacked. Due to the “virtual” nature of cryptocurrency ‘ownership’ is determined by whoever...

The Cost of Payment Friction

In the world of digital payments friction is kryptonite.  It is the only “substance” that can bring superman to his knees. Friction is the kryptonite of merchants and retailers, it is one of the most stressful payments related issue that merchants and retailers lose...

What is SIM Swap and Why Should You Be Worried – Part 1

Envision receiving a bank notification alerting you that all the money in your account has been cleaned out. At first you are shocked, frightened and bewildered.  Once the shockwave subsides there is frustration and anger directed at your bank wandering how this could...

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vsdlasjdlaEnvision receiving a bank notification alerting you that all the money in your account has been cleaned out. At first you are shocked, frightened and bewildered.  Once the shockwave subsides there is frustration and anger directed at your bank wandering how...

Behavioral Biometrics and Mobile Payment Security- Highs and Lows

Smartphones have revolutionised the payments world. More and more people are using their mobile phones to transact. Whether it’s to tap and pay for a coffee at Starbucks, return a poker debt via a peer-to-peer (P2P) app or making a cashless donation to a homeless...

Contactless Payments Penetrating the USA

If you’ve ever travelled the New York City’s subway or bus network, you’ve probably noticed its archaic payment system. Come May 2019, passengers riding the MTA subway will be able to pass through a fare gate by tapping their credit card or smartphone on dedicated...

Are P2P payments the future? Are They Safe?

Peer-to-peer (P2P)payment apps have become super popular recently.  These apps usually connect to individuals’ bank accounts and can be used to quickly and easily send $23 to a friend to cover a poker debt.  The apps are slowly impacting how transactions and purchases...

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