How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe

What are some common ploys targeting PayPal users? Here’s what you should watch out for when using the popular payment service. PayPal is one of the key players in the field of online payment providers, operating as a payment processor for popular online marketplaces, auction websites, as well as other commercial sellers. Popular brands such … More How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, … More Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

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

Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

The scam machine shows no signs of slowing down, as fraudsters dispense bogus health advice, peddle fake testing kits and issue malware-laced purchase orders. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging outside, people are hunkering down inside their houses. Companies are shifting to remote work and urging their employees to work from home while cities, even whole countries, are … More Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own