Blog Posts Tagged with "Consumers"

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Banking 2.0 and The Future of Bank Branches

January 29, 2013 Added by:Ben Kepes

Banks have a unique opportunity here – they have existing bricks and mortar, they have a deep insight into customer behaviour and they have the resource to really drive an expensive change in their industry – all they need now is the vision, the appetite for self-disruption and a focus on innovation. Exciting times...

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Identity Thieves Take a Bite Out of Apple

January 15, 2013 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Scammers are taking advantage of a product financing offer that presents identity thieves with the opportunity to fraudulently obtain instant credit approval to make online purchases. The crime is simple to carry out. All scammers need are the basic types of information commonly exposed in data breaches...

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Why I'm Upset About the S.C. Department of Revenue Breach

December 04, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

I’m a South Carolina taxpayer, and therefore, a potential victim of the massive South Carolina Department of Revenue Breach. I work in the identity theft and data risk industry, so when I heard about how everything was being handled and what was being offered, I was upset...

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Convenience vs. Security - Why convenience keeps winning

November 26, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Convenience wins in the consumer mind, easily. Even in the mind of someone who's security-minded convenience may win out over a little added risk. This is especially true if the card issuers are willing to take on the risk at the anticipation of higher revenue or profit...

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How to Handle a Credit Card Breach While Abroad

September 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A 60-day window covers two billing cycles, enough for most account-conscious consumers who keep an eye on their spending. Victims of fraudulent credit card charges only wind up paying the unauthorized charges if they fail to report the credit card fraud within 60 days...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Smart Meter Opt-Out Program

September 09, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Maine has been one of the most aggressive states to pursue widespread implementation of smart utility meters for customers throughout the state, but not all utility customers have embraced smart meters despite consumers concerns over privacy issues...

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2012 Norton Cybercrime Report Presents a Worrisome Scenario

September 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

With 556 million of victims per year, 2 of 3 adults have been victims of online crime in their lifetime, with a total economic loss of 110 Billion and an average cost per victim of $197. The trend demonstrates the need to put in place a massive awareness campaign...

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Banks Should Promote EMV

September 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“EMV transactions require an authentic card validated either online by the issuer using a dynamic cryptogram or offline with the terminal... EMV transactions also create unique transaction data, so that any captured data cannot be used to execute new transactions...”

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Teenage Olympics: Pouts, Pot and Piddle

August 12, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Identity theft is one area where the ignorance of children and their parents can be more costly than a wobbly landing or delayed start off the blocks. It can hamper their ability to secure funding to attend college or buy a car, and to land a job. Children aren’t the only ones who are vulnerable to identity theft...

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Find Out Which Companies Dropped the Security Baton

August 05, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Find out which organizations experienced the thrill of a well-designed privacy plan and which ones endured the agony of an easily prevented data breach. The goal is simple. We want organizations to get smarter about data security to better protect consumers’ personally identifiable information...

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Latest Data Breach Notification Bill Won’t Go Far

July 23, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

When comparing the bill to existing state laws on the subject, the lack of focus on consumer protection and an emphasis on making it business-friendly become evident. It becomes evident not by looking at what the bill contains, but by looking at what is purposely missing...

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Notifying Customers About a Data Breach: Five Rules

July 17, 2012 Added by:Megan Berry

Legal fees, clean-up costs, lost business and damage to an organization’s reputation: consequences of a business being hit with a data breach. Cost can be significant, which is why it is critical to properly respond after a data breach...

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Study Finds Minimal Transparency in Breach Reports

July 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Other than breaches reported by the media and a few progressive state websites, there continues to be little or no information available on many data breach events. The public has no way of knowing just how minor or serious the data exposure was for any given incident," ITRC states...

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Law Enforcement Sought 1.3 Million Cell Phone Records in 2011

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Law enforcement agencies are looking for a needle, but what are they doing with the haystack? We need to know how law enforcement differentiates between records of innocent people, and those that are subjects of investigation, as well as how it handles, administers, and disposes of this information..."

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Dangers of Scanning QR Codes: Interview with Eric Mikulas

June 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Consumers make the mistake of trusting unreadable QR codes (unreadable by humans) that could really take a person anywhere. With all the vulnerabilities that are discovered on a regular basis with smart phones, it is only a matter of time until we see an explosion in malware for mobile platforms...

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Seventeen Percent of PCs Are Overtly Exposed

June 21, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you are part of the 17% without security software installed, listen up: there are millions of viruses out there that will ravage your PC to death. Some can make your PC completely inoperable, while others allow criminals to control your PC remotely, making it part of a botnet, used for nefarious ends...

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