Tag: Identity theft

Building a More Secure Internet

It is critical that consumers are certain that the site they visit is the one they intended to access. A new policy signed by the Obama Administration will change the way we do business on the internet.

Facebook Identity Theft: Do You Know Who Your ‘Friends’ Are?

As reported by @gcluley on Naked Security this week, a suspected fraudster has been charged with attempting to steal thousands of pounds from his neighbours’ online bank accounts. What makes this story particularly interesting (and also worrying) is the way in which this criminal went about gathering the information which he then used to access […]

Is software eating NFC?

An interesting debate has been open on NFC mobile payments services moving from hardware to software-based solutions. But with the risk of an increase in fraud is still a main concern. We feel that software coupled with hardware-based authentication might be the answer.

Can Smart Cards Save the Medicare System 30 Billion Dollars…

Fraudulent claims and identity theft are widely known as the bane of the Medicare system, as it suffers more than $60 billion in fraud every year through practices like phantom billing and durable medical equipment fraud.   The system in place pays first, and then chases the fraud after the fact.  Wouldn’t it be better to […]

With US Fraud, It Takes a Bust to Bring Awareness

Recent Nilson Report fraud numbers show that the United States accounts for 47 percent of global fraud, even though it generates only 27 percent of the total volume of purchase transactions. Alarming, right?  Still, I haven’t seen very much media coverage of this news. What has generated a lot of coverage recently is the “Biggest ID […]

Government & Healthcare Topics Ahead as Gemalto Heads to Government…

This week, Gemalto is heading to Washington, DC for the Smart Card Alliance’s annual government conference.  We will be blogging from the event and after, as there is sure to be a lot of news regarding some of the most pressing topics in government, healthcare and trusted IDs on the Internet. Some of the topics […]