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The security breaches of 2011

21 December 2011  |  6219 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

2011 presented some fascinating security breaches that could have been prevented. Here are my top three trends, and how to avoid them in 2012! Online identity and social media sites The successful launch of Google+, and its privacy feature which allows users to group certain contacts into different “circles”, highlighted not only that there was...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

An endless challenge? Or a new beginning?

19 December 2011  |  3790 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In my last blog post I wrote about the problems banks will have with fraud detection when the three day payment process window shortens dramatically from January 2012. Because existing risk-engine strategies do not have the benefit of knowing the real-time status of the card holder, banks struggle to determine which transactions are fraudulent and ...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

New payment rules - new mindset!

15 December 2011  |  4062 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As of 1st January 2012, the three-day wait for fund transfers will be over. Banks must ensure that for all electronic payments (e.g. online banking transfers), the money reaches the payee’s account in...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Interest in data theft goes mainstream

24 November 2011  |  3725 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s not every day that you see banking security reported in a tabloid read by 2.7 million people across the UK, but The Sun’s interest in data theft highlights just how mainstream the topic has becom...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Isis 1 year on: don't forget security on NFC payments

18 November 2011  |  3980 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Happy birthday, Isis! This week sees the one-year anniversary of the initial launch of Isis, the US joint venture formed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless to create a national mobile payments...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Hello this is your fake bank calling...

11 November 2011  |  5581 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With the UK’s “Get Safe Online Week” drawing to a close today, hopefully awareness of fraudulent online activity is on the up. The campaign highlighted all sorts of risks consumers may face with onlin...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

On fraud prevention banks need to get the balance right

03 November 2011  |  4066 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fraud prevention for financial institutions should be on the top of the agenda for banks and it seems their customers are beginning to think so too. Aite Group surveyed North American financial instit...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Mobile wallet - who and what will be a winner?

28 October 2011  |  6278 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week, McKinsey and EFMA issued a report on the future of mobile banking in Europe. Is it a surprise? Not exactly. What strikes me about the report is that whilst banks admit that they are not in...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

How to reap rewards of m-commerce growth

20 October 2011  |  4804 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A clutch of recent news stories makes all too clear the opportunities and the challenges of the mobile payments revolution. First up, research from Barclays Corporate forecasts that m-commerce in the...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

What's really mind-boggling about the NY card-skimming fraud

10 October 2011  |  4026 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

News that 111 people were arrested last week in New York in a US$13 million card fraud scam was a useful reminder of just how easy it still is to skim credit card details in the US. NYPD Commissioner ...

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