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    Payment Security Initiatives Unveiled

    Card Brands Launch New Ways to Secure Transactions By Eric Chabrow
    Payment Security Initiatives Unveiled

    The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.

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    Using Fingerprints to Fight Fraud

    Why Medicare Is Ramping Up Background Checks for Contractors By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Using Fingerprints to Fight Fraud

    In the ongoing fight against Medicare fraud, federal authorities are turning to fingerprint-based criminal background checks for certain healthcare providers and vendors. Find out who is being screened, and why.

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    Authentication in a Heartbeat

    MasterCard Testing Biometric Wristband By Jeffrey Roman
    Authentication in a Heartbeat

    MasterCard is testing a biometric wristband that authenticates a user's identity for payment card transactions by monitoring their heartbeat. Payment experts weigh in on whether the technology has the potential for widespread use in preventing card fraud.

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    Apple Pay Will Be Available Oct. 20

    500 More Banks Sign Up to Participate By Jeffrey Roman
    Apple Pay Will Be Available Oct. 20

    Apple's new payments platform, Apple Pay, will launch on Monday, Oct. 20. The platform enables users to pay for items using several Apple mobile devices, including the latest versions of its iPads.

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    Apple iPhone 6 Touch ID Hacked

    Biometric Fingerprint Reader Gets Faked Out by Researcher By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Apple iPhone 6 Touch ID Hacked

    A researcher says he tricked the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 6, using a fake fingerprint created with glue. But it remains to be seen how well would-be fraudsters could employ this technique.

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