UIDAI denies reported major Aadhaar security breach

The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) has responded to a media report claiming that access to the entire Aadhaar database could be purchased for 500 rupees (roughly $8) by saying that no biometric data has been breached, The Indian Express reports. The Chandigarh-based Tribune media outlet claimed not only that it had purchased unrestricted access to details for any of the more than one billion Indian citizens from an anonymous WhatsApp user, but also that for an even smaller

Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP and authentication strategist at NuData Security. With the Christmas holidays coming up, there will be a race to secure holiday gifts at the best prices if they didn’t already on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the holiday shopping season reaching ~$1.05 trillion between November and January, according to the latest Deloitte 2017 holiday retail survey. The survey also predicts that, for

NuData picks up leader award from Javelin Strategy and Research

NuData Security has been designated Leader in the Innovation category in the 2017 Identity Proofing Platform Awards by Javelin Strategy & Research. NuData’s flagship product line, NuDetect identifies authentic users over fraudulent ones, at the time of account creation, based on their online, mobile and smartphone interactions by collecting their usage information and assigning a risk score to an individual or transaction. The solution integrates behavioral biometrics, behavioral analysis, device and access intelligence and a database of events across its

Synthetic identities: more real than you think

This is a guest post by Ryan Wilk, vice president of customer success at NuData Security, a MasterCard company. When a family member dies, there are myriad things to look after from closing bank accounts, sorting belongings and notifying everyone they did business with. It would feel like the worst that could happen just did – until you find out that your elderly relative had defrauded companies and individuals for hundreds of thousands of dollars! While that may sound like

Passwords: Getting the NIST of It

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security Is the age of using passwords dead? Passé, so to speak? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has amended its password recommendations for Digital Identity guidelines. This codification of standards for government agencies, businesses and consumers includes a resource for password security. These new standards are commonsense updates to the widely deployed user authentication regime of usernames and passwords. The new guidelines drop

NuData Security named finalist in SC Awards 2017 Europe

NuData Security has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2017 Europe for outstanding industry leadership in information security in the ‘Best Behaviour Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection’ category. NuData’s flagship product line, NuDetect, authorizes the identity of users based on their online, mobile and smartphone interactions. The solution collects the individual’s usage information and assigns a risk score to the user or transaction. The solution integrates behavioral biometrics, behavioral analysis, device and access intelligence and a database of events across

Mastercard to acquire NuData Security to boost IoT payment security

Mastercard said it will acquire NuData Security, which provides online and mobile fraud detection solutions using behavioral biometrics, according to a report by ZDNet. The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, will see Mastercard integrate NuData’s behavioral biometrics technology into its fraud management and security products. The understanding here is that secure payments will play an integral role in the Internet of things ecosystem and smart devices. NuData’s flagship product line, NuDetect identifies authentic users over fraudulent ones based on

We know you miss your phone, but will it miss you?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security Nomophobia is a distinctly 21st-century phobia, and one that may not be immediately recognizable but the symptoms associated with it will be strangely familiar to millions around the globe. That’s because this new phobia refers to the anxiety people experience when being out of contact with their mobile phone. While this may seem to be a truth self-evident to many, supported by recent studies such

Peace sign can be used as a weapon against your identity

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security It seems that nothing is sacred. Not even the symbol of peace; proving that hackers will wreck just about anything. Last week, a Japanese researcher claimed that he could steal fingerprints from selfies, warning us all that flashing our fingers in photos can imperil your identity. Isao Echizen is a professor at the Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division of the National Institute of

Behavioral biometrics firm helps Arvato Financial Solutions combat fraud

Arvato Financial Solutions has partnered with behavioural biometrics firm NuData Security to develop a joint solution that integrates behavioral analytics and passive biometrics with a common platform, giving joint clients a more comprehensive understanding of their users in order to provide a frictionless and enhanced experience for legitimate customers while protecting against abuse. According to a company statement, Arvato Financial Solutions has chosen best-of-breed partners combining cutting-edge technologies with their local market know-how and analytics expertise to combat increasingly complex