The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Will 2019 Bring for Fraud?

Landmark events and advances in fraud, abuse, and risk management came out of 2018. We experienced some of the largest data breaches to date, made strides towards greater data regulation via GDPR, and saw some of the world’s biggest companies face public outcry over the mishandling of sensitive user information. Fraud isn’t going anywhere in […]

Verified by Visa is Abandoning Passwords. But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

If you poll any group of 100 security professionals, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single one that would defend passwords as a viable and secure authentication tool. From that perspective, it’s not surprising that Visa officially said it will stop using static passwords for its e-commerce Verified By Visa program. What is surprising is the world’s largest card […]

Is Mobile Authentication Really E-Commerce’s Best Shot?

As e-commerce businesses struggle with payment fraud—affectionately known in the payments world as CNP (card not present) fraud—strategies all come down to a single concept: authentication. With a physical CP (card present) transaction, there are plenty of easy ways to authenticate. In a virtual reality, that task becomes a lot more challenging. Image: Apple Unless the […]