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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Security by Obscurity is the key!

27 January 2015  |  1883 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  |  3549 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

Payment Card Data Theft At The POS - Time To Knuckle Down

13 October 2014  |  3905 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Recently, I wrote a piece highlighting some of the startling data released on the true costs of fraud published in a report by Lexis Nexis. This report examined the costs of fraud across a number of d...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

More Channels, More Payment Options, More Fraud

23 September 2014  |  1324 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Payment fraud is one of the greatest threats to global commerce today, yet it remains one of the hardest to quantify and or course, prevent. That is why I found the recent webinar hosted by LexisNexis...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

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

18 August 2014  |  2668 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

TagsPaymentsRisk & regulationGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

The Next Target-Style Attack This Holiday Season?

11 August 2014  |  1934 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Remote Access Vulnerabilities and “Backoff” PoS Malware to Lead to Potential Next Wave of Target-Style Attacks this Holiday Season Data breaches, identity theft and stolen payment card credentials are...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Securing Transactions Means More Than Just Authentication

10 July 2014  |  2769 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

Chip and Skim Cards: Renewed Need for Layered Authentication

03 June 2014  |  3036 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

Proposed legislation puts consumers back in the driving seat

25 March 2014  |  1278 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Recent developments at the European Parliament have proven to be a key milestone for the European Commission's data protection reform. Parliamentary support is now ensured for vital legislation which...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

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

28 February 2014  |  2530 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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