Consumers should beware of utility scam QR codes, says Nevada AG

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State Attorney General Aaron Ford has warned that this type of fraud is more of a threat. Nevada’s Attorney General has issued a warning to the state’s residents to be wary of scam QR codes that appear to be from utility providers launching new types of technology. These barcodes have become commonplace amid the pandemic, and fraudsters are taking note. AG Aaron Ford’s office released a statement cautioning consumers in the state that scam QR codes have become “increasingly sophisticated”. They are becoming more difficult for the average person to…

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Vatican Library employs AI security strategy to keep hackers at bay

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The 600-year-old collection is digitizing over 80,000 manuscripts but is working to protect them. The Vatican is likely the last place that comes to mind when thinking about the latest in AI security technology. However, as the 600-year-old institution moves to digitize 80,000 manuscripts from its collection, it is turning to artificial intelligence to protect itself from hackers. The library has been using the last decade to create a digital copy of its entire collection. The idea behind digitizing its collection is to help protect the Vatican Library against the…

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Incognia to boost mobile security by spotting QR code fraud

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The company uses geo-location data to help ensure users remain secure when scanning the barcodes. Mobile security experts have their eyes on QR code fraud at the moment, since the barcodes have exploded in popularity due to their affordability, ease of implementation and ease of use for several purposes. Quick response codes are used for everything from digital restaurant menus to mobile payments. It is in the area of contactless mobile payments that experts are particularly concerned about the potential for QR code fraud. These have surged in use this…

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Face authentication technology to be used for Experian and TransUnion verification

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The credit check giants are using new tech from Onfido to boost its fraud detection capabilities. Experian and TransUnion will be implementing new face authentication technology from Onfido in an effort to ensure that people are who they say they are when they open new accounts. Facial biometrics tech will become a component of the identity checking and verification process. This new face authentication strategy could change the way new accounts are opened and identities are approved before loans are taken out. Borrowers and new banking customers in the UK…

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Grindr app security gap opens accounts to easy hacking

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Anyone with the account’s email address could reset the user’s password and take over a profile. A hack into Grindr app security made it possible for anyone with the email address associated with a valid account to simply reset the password and gain full control over the profile. The vulnerability was revealed online by security experts who reported it to the application. The Grindr app security problem was reported to the owners of the application. The vulnerability made it possible to gain full access to an individual’s account in the…

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