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Risk

Ticketmaster fined £1.25m over payment data breach

“Ticketmaster UK has been fined £1.25m for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure. The fine was issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a cyber-attack on the Ticketmaster website in 2018. The ICO said personal information and payment details had potentially been stolen from more than nine million customers in Europe. Ticketmaster […]
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Security

Amazon One Lets You Pay with Your Palm

“Amazon is unveiling its own palm recognition technology today that will be used initially to turn your hand into a personal credit card inside the company’s physical retail stores. Amazon One uses the palm of your hand to identify you, using a combination of surface-area details like lines and ridges, alongside vein patterns to create […]

On The Wires

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Companies

Mastercard introduces contactless payment on SBI Card App

“Mastercard and SBI Cards & Payment Services Ltd. (SBI Card) today announced the launch of contactless payments on the SBI Card app. This is the first-ever app of a credit card issuer in India to use Mastercard’s tokenization platform, Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES), that allows payment credentials to be securely tokenized and stored in […]
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Security

SmartMetric, Maker of Biometric Secured Credit and Debit Cards, Reports Projected $57.080 Trillion in Card Transactions by 2023 With $35.67 Billion in Card Fraud Losses

“SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) reports fraud losses worldwide reached $27.85 billion in 2018 and are projected to rise to $35.67 billion in five years and $40.63 billion in 10 years according to The Nilson Report, the leading global card and mobile payments trade publication…SmartMetric has embedded a fully functional fingerprint scanner inside the standard chip-based […]
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Companies

Mastercard and Optus Bring Digital Identity to the Australian Telecommunications Industry

“Mastercard and Optus today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers a simpler and more secure way to prove their identity online and in-store. In using ID , the Mastercard digital identity service, Optus will strengthen its identity verification and authentication process while retaining its best-in-class, digital-first customer experience.”
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Risk

Fraud Prevention Made Even Stronger with the Launch of LexisNexis Emailage

“LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the availability of LexisNexis® Emailage® , a powerful fraud risk scoring solution fueled by email intelligence to help companies balance a seamless user experience with robust fraud detection and prevention capabilities. This solution helps solve both of these challenges by allowing organizations to confidently assess risk, approve transactions faster and […]
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Domains

PAAY and Bluefin Join Forces to Dramatically Advance Remote Commerce Security

“Bluefin, the leader in encryption and tokenization payment and data security, and PAAY, innovator in consumer authentication, announced today a new security solution set that eliminates the threat of hackers and online fraud, while providing regulatory compliance. The solution set combines 3DS, hardware-based encryption, and vaultless tokenization to provide merchants a liability shift, strong customer […]
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Global

Ten Spanish companies join forces to promote digital identity using blockchain technology

“Ten leading Spanish companies are working together to develop a self-managed digital identity model with blockchain technology, which will bring Spain to the fore in this kind of development.  The project, including Banco Santander, Bankia, BME, CaixaBank, Inetum, Liberbank, Línea Directa Aseguradora, Mapfre, Naturgy and Repsol, and also the Alastria consortium, will give users control […]
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Security

Mastercard Launches AI-Powered Solution To Protect The Digital Ecosystem

“Mastercard today announced Cyber Secure, a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered suite of tools that allows banks to assess cyber risk across their ecosystem and prevent potential breaches. With these capabilities, banks can identify and prioritize threats and vulnerabilities throughout their cyber environment. Additionally, acquiring banks can help merchants understand their own cyber risk, preventing hundreds of millions […]
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Companies

Mastercard, IDEMIA and MatchMove Pilot Fingerprint Biometric Card in Asia to Enhance Security and Safety of Contactless Payments

“Mastercard has teamed up with IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, and MatchMove, a Singapore-based fintech, on their first pilot in Asia of a biometric card that uses a fingerprint to authorize transactions at in-store payment terminals. The card, with the product name F.CODE Easy, takes the seamless and intuitive experience of biometric authentication […]