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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  1444 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  |  2734 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 E...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Target breach is bad news for the industry

30 December 2013  |  2213 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Once again we are sadly reminded of the vulnerability of businesses to data breaches, and we are left with 40 million customers fearing that their credit cards will be hijacked by fraudsters just in t...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Finding security in digital currencies

18 December 2013  |  2353 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 ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Tis the season to be jolly - Ho Ho Hopefully!

16 December 2013  |  1955 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service wants to remind Christmas shoppers to be ultra-prudent with their personal and financial details. The numbers show an increase of 23% in the number of victims of acc...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

ECB moves to securing mobile payments

10 December 2013  |  2663 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The ECB published its recommendations for the security of mobile payments last week last week. Although unrelated, this latest set of recommendations shows how Governments and Central Banks (US Federa...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Standing Still on Security Inhibits Development in Payments

06 November 2013  |  1986 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I read an interesting piece earlier last week on imrg.org (the website of the UK Online Retail Association) arguing that consumer concerns over security could inhibit the adoption of many new pa...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

FCA needs to think about mobile telecommunications

03 September 2013  |  2301 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 are...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

USD300million and rising, will security catch-up?

29 July 2013  |  3702 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 $3...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Privacy and security dont have to be mutually exclusive

10 July 2013  |  3232 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 a...

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