Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
For contact centers, the value and viability of security questions may be ending. Professional fraudsters can successfully answer questions using stolen customer records from growing cyberbreaches; Customers in the online age are unhappy spending the extra 45 seconds. Security questions frustrate customers more than...
The severity of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach continues to grow, with investigators now reporting that hackers stolen 5.6 million people's fingerprint data. The theft may have security implications well into the future.
For years, information security experts have been warning users to create complex, unique passwords, and organizations to secure them properly. But an analysis of 12 million cracked Ashley Madison passwords shows how much we're still failing.
Year after year, cyber threats continue to increase in both sophistication and
frequency. Many of the attacks involve compromised user names and passwords.
In an environment where identity theft, data breaches
and fraud are increasing, as anywhere, anytime access for
employees, partners and customers is also...
The U.S. payments infrastructure will come up far short of completing the rollout of EMV technology by the Oct. 1 fraud liability shift date. Experts say high costs, a perceived lack of consumer demand and doubts about EMV's ability to significantly reduce card fraud are to blame.
The FBI estimates fraud losses linked to so-called business email compromise scams worldwide have exceeded $1.2 billion in less than a year. But some financial fraud experts say the losses from this largely overlooked threat could be even higher.
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.
As the Department of Defense embarks on a multi-billion dollar project to overhaul its EHR system, supporting millions of military personnel, there are critical privacy and security challenges to be tackled.
The 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint overseen by Federal CIO Tony Scott has crossed the finish line, but in reality, it looks more like a starting gate to a marathon to get the federal government to secure its battered IT.
Visa's Eduardo Perez says one of the key merchant vulnerabilities his company is most concerned about is weak remote-access controls for point-of-sale systems and devices. He offers risk mitigation advice in this exclusive interview.
With so much stolen PII available to fraudsters, it's time for banks and others to move to more sophisticated forms of authentication of customers' identities. Knowledge-based authentication is no longer reliable.
At a hearing on the role the Interior Department played in a recent breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Interior deputy inspector general painted a picture of how a hacker might have breached the agency's computer system.