Tag Archives: Security

USA – Your new EMV credit card still has a stripe, and you are still at risk of skimming

By | April 23, 2017

BY NEAL CUSTER My card has a chip, so how did I get skimmed? In past columns, we discussed the adoption of the credit/debit card EMV system (known as “the chip” to everybody outside Europe) and the subsequent implications for consumer fraud protection. With very little fanfare, at the beginning of the year nearly every cardholder received a… Read More »

If You’ve Stayed at a Holiday Inn You May Have Lost More Than a Good Night’s Sleep (Like Maybe Your Bank Card)

By | April 19, 2017

In February, Intercontinental Hotels Group alerted customers that some of its US locations had been infected with credit-card-stealing malware. Now it has admitted the cyber-outbreak is much worse than first thought. IHG, which owns brands like Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza, has warned that around 1,200 of its hotels across the US and Puerto Rico have been hit… Read More »

Visa and American Express to Strengthen Security for Stolen Contactless cards

By | April 12, 2017

Visa is to bring all of its contactless transactions online this year across 10 European countries to give consumers “more control over their accounts” following calls from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for banks to tighten the processes they undergo when a customer reports a stolen contactless card. American Express is also “reviewing options” to ensure those… Read More »

ITW Security Division’s Passport Laminates Have Variable Data Security Covered

By | March 13, 2017

Passport documents by their very nature require the variable data of each holder to be secure and protected from fraudulent activity. It is essential that these pages are adequately protected from tampering and alteration, however the recent proliferation in the number of passport technologies has meant that there is a wider than ever need for effective solutions that… Read More »

How to Protect Yourself when Using a Financial Card at the ATM

By | January 30, 2017

Let’s face the reality, we like it or not, most of us do have one or more financial cards in our wallets. You might call them Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash Card, Visa Card, MasterCard Card, American Express Card, Cirrus Card, Cheque Card, Carte Bancaire, CB, Revolving, Bancomat, EC-Karte, Girocard, Eurocheque-Karte, GeldKarte, Carte Bleue, MIR Card, RuPay Card,… Read More »

Password Log Books: No Business Ethics or Lack of Security Education?

By | January 27, 2017

Last week I was visiting the stationery department of a bookstore chain and while looking for a Birthday Card a small booklet with a red faux leather cover caught my attention. On the booklet was impressed LOGINS & PASSWORDS in uppercase gold characters. I took the booklet from the shelf and opened it to better understand what it was.… Read More »