Facebook is edging closer to launching its own cryptocurrency, with a rollout expected this year, The New York Times reports. But some critics argue that the project seems more like a trendy and unnecessary redressing of a PayPal-like system with a blockchain.
As part of its ongoing push toward cashless payments, India is taking steps to ramp up the use of contactless payments, which are already becoming more common in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. What can be done to balance security vs. convenience?
Although the Reserve Bank of India mandated that banks complete the shift from magnetic stripe debit and credit cards to EMV chip-and-PIN cards by Jan. 1 to help reduce fraud, there's still plenty of work to be done.
Payments technology changes rapidly, but cybercriminal techniques are having no trouble staying one step ahead. As the use of stolen data and fraudulent cards becomes more difficult, criminals are now shifting their focus to customer payment transaction data. The risk of data theft is very real. To stay ahead,...
In 2019, an estimated 10% of the dollar value that reaches online checkout will fail payment authorization, resulting in approximately $340 billion worth of potential eCommerce revenue going unrealized. An estimated 70% of these orders are placed by legitimate customers who can afford the purchase.
With a growing array of digital channels available, customers seemingly have infinite possibilities for how they choose to do business as evidenced by the more than 200% growth in mobile transactions in the last three years. Winning in this new era means rising to the challenge of meeting an entirely new set of...
3D Secure 2.0 is expected to have a profound impact on the payments industry by accelerating digital commerce and offering a better user experience with increased fraud protection for card-not-present transactions. Yet, issuers, payment processors, and merchants continue to struggle with many questions on the road to...
IoT devices are increasingly becoming a way to pay for goods and services, shifting the "internet of things" to the "internet of transactions." Gord Jamieson of Visa Canada discusses steps the card network is taking to ensure these payments are secure.
The scale of connectedness we're experiencing is unprecedented. The pace of change and technology advancement in recent years could be compared to another industrial revolution. But the connectedness that allowed us to bring the power and security of the Visa network to each transaction in real time, also created the...
The solution providers in the fraud solution industry offer logic
designed to track users and prevent malicious activity by
capturing and analyzing behavioral characteristics across
the entire session, from login to check out and everything in
between. These solutions compare known customer behavior
in the case...
If 2017 was the year of ransomware innovation, 2018 is well on its way to being known as the year of cryptocurrency mining malware. Numerous studies have found that the most seen malware attacks today are designed for cryptojacking. But while ransomware campaigns may be down, they're far from out.
What are hot cybersecurity topics in Scotland? The "International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security" in Edinburgh focused on everything from securing the internet of things the rise of CEO fraud to the origins of "cyber" and how to conduct digital forensic investigations on cloud servers.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: An analysis of how distraction tactics were used during a $10 million SWIFT-related hack at Banco de Chile. Also, a wrapup of Infosecurity Europe.