The new PCI DSS 3.2 standards – New authentication requirements for cardholder data

The new PCI DSS 3.2 standards – New authentication requirements for cardholder data. Poor password management – including the continued reliance on default, stolen, weak and non-unique passwords – is a key factor in more than 80% of hack-driven breaches, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report. In response to growing waives of fraud…

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What happened after the US moved to chip-embedded payment cards?

The US began its transition to chip-based credit cards in earnest in October 2015, after high-profile credit card hacks in the previous years at Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and other big-box retailers. Today, although only 59 percent of US storefronts have terminals that accept chip cards, fraud has dropped 70 percent from September 2015 to December…

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Google Shuts Down All Cryptocurrency Advertising On Its Platforms

In a move that’s sure to leave cryptocurrency enthusiasts everywhere a little downhearted, Google recently declared all advertising involving cryptocurrency persona non grata on all of its platforms. This includes initial coin offerings (ICOs), coin exchanges, digital wallets and related products, and trading advice. A notice from Google noted that a formal policy would be…

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