The Entersekt Blog

Industry news, security threats, and technology advances in consumer authentication.

Behavioral biometrics: The new kid on the block?
13-12-2018|Melanie Maier

Behavioral biometrics: The new kid on the block?

In this blog, Melanie Maier, pre-sales solutions lead for the DACH region at Entersekt, discusses how behavioral biometrics benefits the end-user’s experience, and how it links to strong customer authentication.
Mercator white paper, sponsored by Entersekt: A new security paradigm for the new digital world
29-11-2018|Mark van Dalsen

Mercator white paper, sponsored by Entersekt: A new security paradigm for the new digital world

The world in which your entire commercial existence is bound to your mobile device is fast approaching, and at its center stands the bank, which safeguards your most valuable assets – funds, payment media, and a trove of data. That’s Entersekt’s vision.
The rise of biometrics in banking: The death of the password?
22-11-2018|Entersekt Editor

The rise of biometrics in banking: The death of the password?

Ever forgotten your PIN number? What about forgetting which password goes with which account? Generally, the problem isn’t the password itself, but the number of username and password combinations we need to remember. It has been estimated that within the next few years, we will have, on average, over 200 accounts for which we need to remember passwords!
Banks and the “transaction pipe” trap
15-11-2018|Entersekt Editor

Banks and the “transaction pipe” trap

In this interview, originally published on PYMNTS.com on 13 April 2018, Dewald Nolte, Entersekt’s chief commercial officer, discusses the problems and opportunities surrounding digital payments.
The explosive rise in mobile malware
11-07-2018|Lelanie de Roubaix

The explosive rise in mobile malware

Since one of the first known mobile viruses, Timofonica, was discovered in 2000, the mobile landscape has seen a staggering increase in both the number and the type of malware threats. The fraudsters behind them are often at the forefront of technological innovation, leading attacks that range from basic keylogging (for harvesting usernames and passwords) to sophisticated ransomware that demands payment from victims to regain access to their devices or accounts.
Russian hackers making borscht of banks worldwide
17-11-2016|Jolette Roodt

Russian hackers making borscht of banks worldwide

As if the nearly $44 million that Russian cybercriminals stole from banks in their own country between June 2015 and June 2016 weren’t enough, these fraudsters seem to be moving on to greener pastures abroad. Stealing directly from banks as well as from individual online accounts, Russians have started targeting the rest of Europe – and the rest of the world.
It's happened again. Should we care about Stagefright?
29-07-2015|Christiaan Brand

It's happened again. Should we care about Stagefright?

In April, Five years, two months, and nine days. That's how long it's been since the release of Android 2.2 (May 20, 2010). It's also how long a bug has existed on the Google Android mobile operating system that allows remote code execution.
Flawed security is the elephant in the app store
25-09-2014|Gerhard Oosthuizen

Flawed security is the elephant in the app store

The world has embraced mobile in a big way. Mobile applications are suddenly an indispensable feature of daily life, serving as sources of information, productivity tools or entertaining ways to pass the time. There are now more than 1.3 million Android apps on the market and almost exactly as many available to users of Apple’s mobile devices. In June 2014 alone, 75 billion apps were downloaded from the Apple App Store!

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