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Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Throughout April at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on behavioral biometrics. The invisible, passive biometric modality is predicted to become a mainstream security solution by the end of this year, and judging by our Behavioral Biometrics Month featured articles, news coverage, and expert webinar, such forecasts certainly seem accurate. Here is a…

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Rats in Your Walls RAT attacks are a high profile cyber-threat. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a category of malware that make good on their acronym: just like a real life rodent scurrying through your walls, RATs have access to your private digital space—they are invisible intruders given access to your things. The difference is,…

Behavioral Biometrics Could Be The Answer To ‘Fileless’ Malware

Behavioral Biometrics Could Be The Answer To ‘Fileless’ Malware

“By using a range of analytics including metrics based on how users interact with their devices, rather than relying purely on user credentials, such systems offer an alternative means of authenticating transactions and assessing risks.” BioCatch is raising the alarm over a new kind of malware that doesn’t rely on computer files as its bases of…

Gooligan Malware Illustrates Need for Non-Traditional Authentication

Gooligan Malware Illustrates Need for Non-Traditional Authentication

A malware family dubbed Gooligan has compromised over a million Google accounts and is thought to be reaching 13,000 new devices per day. According to a BioCatch blog post, the malware finds its way into a user’s device through a third party app or phishing, and then steals an authorization token of a Google account…

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

The Strong Authentication Specs Fighting Mobile Banking Malware

As concerns rise over mobile banking malware, Nok Nok Labs is highlighting the advantages that its authentication strategies—and those of the FIDO Alliance—offer in combating related fraud. Written in response to a Wall Street Journal feature on such security issues, a new blog post by Todd Thiemann on Nok Nok Labs’ website points out FIDO’s approach…

Malware Designed to Mimic Behavioral Biometrics

Malware Designed to Mimic Behavioral Biometrics

A new piece of malware is designed to overcome the behavioral biometrics technology that is increasingly popular among financial services organizations, reports Softpedia. It’s the latest version of Gozi, malware code that first emerged last year, and it’s already targeting organizations like BNP Paribas, ING Bank, PayPal, and more in countries including Japan, Poland, and…