August 2016 by Al Pascual

It seems that with every day that passes we hear about a new authentication approach or threat. All this noise makes it easy to understand how we may end up glossing over really important, seemingly obvious factors that affect the authentication of...

June 2016 by Al Pascual

This past week has witnessed the release (i.e., black market sale) of two massive password files from social media website breaches, and there is an outstanding question posed by the timing and use of this data. Why now? Consider: The files...

December 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

At first glance, LifeLock’s $42.6 million acquisition of Lemon may not seem to fit quite right. To some it may appear that LifeLock is buying access to Lemon Wallet’s user base, but an app with 3.6 million downloads does not justify that kind of...

December 2013 by Al Pascual

As consumers, we are plagued by the inability to choose how our personal information is used by the vendors we need on a day-to-day basis - retailers, healthcare organizations, payment providers, technology companies, etc. All of these groups have...

October 2013

The most interesting keynote speaker session at ATM, Prepaid, and Debit Forum was the final session on Monday, featuring panelists from the top debit card networks in the U.S. Panelists included representatives from the full spread of debit networks...

May 2013

In March 2012, Global Payments was forced to acknowledge that a breach had occurred, but the devil is in the details. Transparency is the last word that anyone would use to describe this massive breach, and for good reason. While MasterCard and Visa...

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