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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Malware , the Achilles Heel of Mobile Adoption

30 January 2014  |  2844 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Malware is hitting mobile like nobody’s business. It is a sad fact of life - hackers, fraudsters, cyber-criminals and the like will never go away and will evolve and adapt as our payment landscape ev...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

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

28 January 2014  |  2250 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

Predictions for 2014: Voice Biometrics Go Mainstream? Part 2

24 January 2014  |  2646 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

2014 will also see Voice Biometrics becoming mainstream. Apple have paved the way for biometrics to be adopted in a mainstream manner with the introduction of fingerprint readers on the iPhone. Voice ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  1821 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  |  2955 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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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Finding security in digital currencies

18 December 2013  |  2577 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin have been capturing the attention of the world’s financial and technology press for some time, both in a positive and negative manner. Digital currencies are here t...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Brett King Raises an Interesting Point...

10 December 2013  |  1399 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Brett King’s recent article on ‘Banking’s new playground’ raises some interesting points as to ‘how Africa will show the way’. Smart phone penetration in Africa is currently less than 15% and projec...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

FCA needs to think about mobile telecommunications

03 September 2013  |  2433 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an interim report exploring some early findings of a review into mobile banking services, setting out the possible risks to consumers and area...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

USD300million and rising, will security catch-up?

29 July 2013  |  3829 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The breaking news from the US indicating that over 160million credit and debit card numbers have been stolen, whilst not unpredictable, is still quite staggering. Early estimates suggest around $300

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Privacy and security dont have to be mutually exclusive

10 July 2013  |  3378 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I was interested to read the article ‘Brits relaxed about banks mining data to fight fraud’. It provides an interesting perspective on the growing debate regarding the need for strong data privacy as...

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