N-dimensional Authentication Takes Behavioral Biometrics to New Levels

  With mobile fraud on the rise and the cyber world becoming a dangerous place for the uninitiated to wander around in, businesses relying on ecommerce and virtual transactions have a responsibility to ensure their less experienced customers are adequately protected. Traditional … Continue Reading

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORAL BIOMETRICS A CRITICAL SECURITY LAYER

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORAL BIOMETRICS A CRITICAL SECURITY LAYER

We are on the cusp of a global shift to change how we identify the individual. Smart devices including mobile phones, wearables and global access to cellular services have pushed biometrics as the new paradigm in user authentication and security … Continue Reading

HACKERS GET ACCESS TO SAMSUNG PHONES VIA MOBILE SECURITY FLAW

HACKERS GET ACCESS TO SAMSUNG PHONES VIA MOBILE SECURITY FLAW

Mobile security researchers have discovered a security flaw in Samsung’s default keyboard on its smartphones which can be exploited by hackers to snoop around your phone. Hackers could potentially access the phone’s camera, read text messages, install apps and use the microphone to … Continue Reading

TIPS FOR MERCHANTS TO ADDRESS MOBILE COMMERCE FRAUD

TIPS FOR MERCHANTS TO ADDRESS MOBILE COMMERCE FRAUD

In 2014, merchants experienced nearly twice the fraud rate in m-commerce versus e-commerce. A recent study from LexisNexis indicates that the most common types of fraud through mobile are identity theft, request for return or refund and international cross-border. The burden … Continue Reading

ADOPTING MOBILE PAYMENTS FOR RETAILERS

ADOPTING MOBILE PAYMENTS FOR RETAILERS

A recent study from LexisNexis indicates that half of all merchants surveyed believe that adopting mobile payments is necessary to stay competitive and 15% of those currently support mobile commerce transactions. Considering that over 75% of smartphone and tablet owners use their devices for shopping activities … Continue Reading

INTERNET OF THINGS – IOT SECURITY CONCERNS AND THOUGHTS

INTERNET OF THINGS – IOT SECURITY CONCERNS AND THOUGHTS

It is called the Internet of Everything – the burgeoning phenomenon of day-to-day consumer products and services that connect to the Internet. The IoE/IoT acronym could range from simple concepts like a home automation system that turns your lights on … Continue Reading

ANDROID FINGER PRINT SECURITY FLAW

ANDROID FINGER PRINT SECURITY FLAW

Mobile security researchers have discovered a security flaw in Android that could enable attackers to intercept finger print data, which could be exploited to bypass the phone’s lock code or to authorize payments. Though the affected phone makers have tried to … Continue Reading

IS U2F THE FUTURE OF 2 FACTOR AUTHENTICATION?

The stakes in online transactions are growing every day. Global B2C e-commerce is expected to hit $1.7 trillion in 2015 (up from $1.2 trillion in 2013) and we could very well expect it to be $2.35 trillion by 2018. This … Continue Reading