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    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard Tests Facial Recognition App By Mathew Schwartz
    Can Selfies Fight Payment Card Fraud?

    MasterCard is testing a smartphone app that lets users approve online transactions using facial recognition, via the equivalent of taking a selfie. But could such technology be spoofed, and will it reduce card fraud?

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    How Banking Security Will Evolve

    Vasco's Valcke Sees Shift to Continuous Authentication By Mathew J. Schwartz
    How Banking Security Will Evolve

    Financial services firms are increasingly applying contextual security tools to help identify fraud more quickly. But a shift to continuous authentication will provide even better security, says Vasco's Jan Valcke.

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    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    IG Tells Senate Panel IRS Failed to Implement Recommendations By Eric Chabrow
    Controls Might Have Averted IRS Breach

    Inspector General Russell George says hackers would have had a tougher time breaching the IRS "Get Transcript" system if the agency had implemented IG recommendations, but he stops short of saying the safeguards would have prevented the hack.

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    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    Breach Probe Widens; Russian Gangs Suspected By Eric Chabrow
    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.

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    N.Y. to Propose Cybersecurity Regs

    Third-Party Risks Require More Due Diligence By Tracy Kitten
    N.Y. to Propose Cybersecurity Regs

    The superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services says he hopes to propose new cybersecurity regulations by the end of this year that address third-party risks and may require banks to use stronger user authentication.

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