Traditional fraud prevention technology has some glaring blind spots, and fraudsters know full well how to exploit them.
Last month Apple revealed a cool feature in iOS 12 security: the device will scan incoming SMS messages for One Time Codes, used for 2FA, and then suggest those codes as an auto-fill function when relevant.
Peer to Peer payments have been around since the early days of digital commerce, and mobile P2P passed the $120 billion mark last year. One in three American consumers use P2P apps to make instant payments to friends, relatives, service providers, or anyone they owe money.
A CFO at a cybersecurity startup receives an urgent email from his CEO, who happened to be on a business trip at the time. “David, we need to transfer $40,000 to X this morning to lock in a discount price from this supplier. The bank details are below. I will be in a meeting so please confirm with me by email it was done. Thank you.” The CEO returns to the office later that day and the CFO proudly tells him that the transaction has been completed.
It’s no surprise that fraud rates soar during this busy time of year for purchasing. But in addition to spoofed websites, suspicious-looking ads and fake links, fraudsters have other ways of disrupting this season of giving and family — ones you may not have considered.