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    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard Tests Facial Recognition App By Mathew Schwartz
    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?

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    Bolstering Remote Access Security

    Expert Outlines Steps to Prevent Unauthorized Data Access By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Bolstering Remote Access Security

    The recent string of hacker attacks in the healthcare sector is a reminder of the need for organizations to re-assess whether they're following best practices to secure remote access to sensitive data, says security expert Gary Glover.

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    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    IG Tells Senate Panel IRS Failed to Implement Recommendations By Eric Chabrow
    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    Inspector General Russell George says hackers would have had a tougher time breaching the IRS "Get Transcript" system if the agency had implemented IG recommendations, but he stops short of saying the safeguards would have prevented the hack.

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    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    Breach Probe Widens; Russian Gangs Suspected By Eric Chabrow
    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.

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    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine Addicts Fall Prey to Their Own Weak Security By Mathew Schwartz
    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.

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