Security flaw allows bypassing PIN verification on Visa contactless payments

The vulnerability could allow criminals to rack up fraudulent charges on the cards without needing to know the PINs. A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) has found a security vulnerability in Visa’s EMV contactless protocol that could allow attackers to perform PIN bypass attacks and commit … More Security flaw allows bypassing PIN verification on Visa contactless payments

Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement

A new app could see Mastercard accepting selfies instead of passwords to make purchases online. The trial will involve users taking a selfie using a Mastercard app on their smartphone, then using this at the checkout point of purchase, rather than a password, reports the Daily Telegraph. Mastercard customers currently have to use the SecureCode … More Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement