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Brazil’s Pix payments: Vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them

Brazil’s Pix payments: Vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them


Entersekt asked Americas Market Intelligence to explain to readers of our blog how Brazil’s incoming instant payment system works. As a global specialist in user authentication, strong device ID, and secure QR payments, we support the Brazilian Central Bank’s vision of a nation-wide digital payments system, free to all and as accessible to the unbanked as it is to cardholders.

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Snippet: I sometimes think that here, in the IT security sector, we’re having the wrong conversation about authentication. As we debate the respective merits of the various solutions, we’re in danger of forgetting the most important member of the value chain: the customer.

I sometimes think that here, in the IT security sector, we’re having the wrong conversation about authentication. As we debate the respective merits of the various solutions, we’re in danger of forgetting the most important member of the value chain: the customer.

Snippet: Every organization has its own unique IT environment, but there are a few guiding principles that apply across the board. Follow these rules to ensure a successful SCA implementation.

Every organization has its own unique IT environment, but there are a few guiding principles that apply across the board. Follow these rules to ensure a successful SCA implementation.

Snippet: Mobile wallet adoption in the US is increasing as more secure options become available, and as the technology continues to improve, it is important for both banks and consumers to realize the benefits of this particular payment model.

Mobile wallet adoption in the US is increasing as more secure options become available, and as the technology continues to improve, it is important for both banks and consumers to realize the benefits of this particular payment model.

Snippet: Not all authentication solutions are created equal. A weak solution is a chore for your customers, something that stands in the way of them doing business or shopping or communicating.

Not all authentication solutions are created equal. A weak solution is a chore for your customers, something that stands in the way of them doing business or shopping or communicating.

Snippet: Organizations from across Europe – and, in fact, the rest of the world – would be forgiven for seeing compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as just another burden on their already overstretched resources.

Organizations from across Europe – and, in fact, the rest of the world – would be forgiven for seeing compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as just another burden on their already overstretched resources.

Snippet: The researchers are now arguing strongly against the use of a single device in authentication. Their message is that if a device is compromised, everything undertaken on that device is also compromised.

The researchers are now arguing strongly against the use of a single device in authentication. Their message is that if a device is compromised, everything undertaken on that device is also compromised.

Snippet: In October 2017, Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens from the University of Leuven in Belgium revealed the viability of what they term the “key reinstallation attack” (or KRACK).

In October 2017, Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens from the University of Leuven in Belgium revealed the viability of what they term the “key reinstallation attack” (or KRACK).

Snippet: This year will be an important one for financial services, with security taking center stage in a number of pivotal trends and regulatory changes, including open banking and the arrival of new, flexible fintech services, as well as the activation of the European Union’s PSD2 and GDPR regulations.

This year will be an important one for financial services, with security taking center stage in a number of pivotal trends and regulatory changes, including open banking and the arrival of new, flexible fintech services, as well as the activation of the European Union’s PSD2 and GDPR regulations.

Snippet: More companies are implementing mobile biometric authentication to increase security and reduce fraud. According to a recent report, the worldwide mobile biometrics market is expected to exceed $50.6 billion in revenue by 2022, growing from a base of $6.5 billion in 2016, but despite this growth, financial institutions and consumers harbor legitimate concerns about whether mobile biometrics actually delivers on its promise of improved security.

More companies are implementing mobile biometric authentication to increase security and reduce fraud. According to a recent report, the worldwide mobile biometrics market is expected to exceed $50.6 billion in revenue by 2022, growing from a base of $6.5 billion in 2016, but despite this growth, financial institutions and consumers harbor legitimate concerns about whether mobile biometrics actually delivers on its promise of improved security.

Snippet: This is an exciting blog post for me. It may be Entersekt’s last blog post for 2017, but it’s the first post I write representing the company in the North American region – an amazing, exciting market, with immense potential and challenging innovation and security needs.

This is an exciting blog post for me. It may be Entersekt’s last blog post for 2017, but it’s the first post I write representing the company in the North American region – an amazing, exciting market, with immense potential and challenging innovation and security needs.

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