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Tackling the Man in the Middle Attack

How can we tackle the man-in-the-middle-attack?

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has announced an industry-wide action plan to tackle push payment scams from the man-in-the-middle-attacks.

Push payment scams are the second biggest cause of payment fraud in the UK, claiming £100m from 19,000 people between January and June this year alone. The consequences can be devastating for individuals and businesses alike. So far, financial organisations, including banks, PayPal, and WorldPay, have returned just £25m to victims of these scams. Read more

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Are passwords the weakest link to your data security?

Removing the Barriers to Two-Factor Authentication

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that passwords are the weakest link for security authentication. Organisations cannot afford to rely on passwords alone as their primary method for verifying user access to their crucial systems and data.

In the quest for greater protection from ever-increasing threats, digital security hasn’t always been centred around the needs and convenience of the individual user. It is often a hindrance for users to remember complex passwords that conform to specific conditions, or to change their password every three months. Read more

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Why is patching a problem for so many organisations?

Unpatched Software

The root cause of most digital security breaches is unpatched software with known vulnerabilities.

A vulnerability is like a back door in which hackers and cyber-criminals can access your systems. Once inside, your data is in their hands.

The WannaCry ransomware attack is a recent example of a known vulnerability being exploited to great effect. This attack locked affected users out of their information, demanding payment to return access to their files. As with most ransomware attacks, paying the ransom is not a guarantee the files will be unlocked. Read more