Even the most honest customers can look risky if they frequently travel. Their movements can throw off traditional vetting techniques that authenticate transactions by looking at location as a risk factor.
The three bitcoin wallets that are linked to the WannaCry malware, which hit hundreds of thousands of networks using Microsoft Corp.’s operating system in 150 countries, were emptied out Thursday morning, analysts have confirmed.
When breaches occur it is the standard practice for the notification to come directly from the company affected. The difference with Discover's service is that, because it's an opt-in program, its users may already be bracing themselves for bad news.
The widespread use of fingerprint authentication in mobile devices has made many consumers comfortable with the technology. So is Mastercard's test of a biometric payment card a case of plastic catching up to a modern tech trend, or is it instead dragging biometrics back in time?