Category Archives: News about Fraud

Samsung and PayPal bring NokNok into the relationship.

Earlier this month, PayPal and Samsung boldly announced a partnership whereby PayPal customers in 25 countries with Samsung S5 smartphones could log in to the payment system using their fingerprint. Shortly after this, it was announced that the fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been spoofed with...
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Urgent Call for Biometric Passports

In the wake of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, and the revelation that two of the passengers on the aircraft had used stolen Austrian and Italian passports to purchase their tickets, the newly-formed Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has released a statement arguing that "there is a need for full and immediate implementation...
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Mobile Banking Gets a New Voice

Looking back at last's year massive credit card security breaches, it's reassuring to see that there is finally movement towards voice biometrics as a solution to the problem. Powered by Nuance, U.S. Bank is running a pilot that will allow customer to access a credit account using a simple passphrase, using a mobile app....
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Easy Target Highlights Need for Change

It's hard to believe that if we were the victims of a crime that disrupted our lives, threatened our good names and cost us financially, we would not report it to the police  or other authorities.  However, it appears that such scenarios exist and are quite prevalent. Identity theft is a crime, and yet according...
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