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Security by Obscurity is the key!

27 January 2015  |  2683 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2014 shocked us all into the reality that no institution or organization, no matter how big or sophisticated, was immune to being “hacked” or “breached”. Towards the end of the year, we were all numbed into submission and the shock factor resulting from the headlines that continued to dominate, was replaced with an uneasy bewilderment. Already thi...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Chip and Signature, a Paradise Lost

28 October 2014  |  4197 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

By now, most participants in the US payments industry are finally about to realize that the day of the mag stripe is doomed and that EMV, the secure payment card technology rolled out in Europe nearly a decade ago, is finally about to make its debut in the US. Incredulous as it may seem, the financial integrity of the payment card industry continu...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

'PSD2' a Much-Needed Step To Uniformity and Accountability

18 August 2014  |  3041 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Payment Services Directive 2.0, Why “PSD2” is A Much-Needed Step Towards Uniformity and Accountability in the European Payments Industry Rules and regulations serve many purposes, from ensuring that

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Securing Transactions Means More Than Just Authentication

10 July 2014  |  3128 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The payments world is all abuzz about the potential of biometrics to solve many of the serious payment security issues we now face. Not only does biometric authentication – be it voice, iris or even A...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

'Trust but Verify' : Trust in Data Protection and Mobile

13 June 2014  |  2780 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

No matter what part of the payment industry you’re in, earning and retaining your customer’s trust is paramount. In light of numerous data breaches and even government spying, companies the world over...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Chip and Skim Cards: Renewed Need for Layered Authentication

03 June 2014  |  3463 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In the ongoing game of one-upmanship between hackers and payment fraud prevention technology, new research presented at the 35th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy suggests that the fraudsters hav...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

How do we achieve 'The Holy Grail' in contactless payments?

28 February 2014  |  2823 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Hot on the back of the recent news of Europe’s largest department store group El Corte Inglés taking the plunge towards contactless, yesterday’s Finextra report highlights new figures from WorldPay s...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Customer Experience vs Strong Security: What's the Answer?

28 January 2014  |  2588 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It’s good to see the Bank of Scotland focussing on the mobile customer experience. Clearly they see this as a significant competitive advantage, and promoting it as such, whilst also highlighting the ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  1973 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be plain sailing on the security front in 2014. It’s a bit like Friday 13th. Many folk say that Friday 13th is not their unlucky day at all, it’s Saturday 14th they wo...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Ignorance is folly when 'tis bliss to be wise!

10 January 2014  |  3317 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This itnews.com article sheds a different and interesting light on the methods now being deployed by the fraudsters. Basically these latest tactics are designed specifically to outwit the Risk Engi

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