A week in security (May 6 – 12)

A roundup of security news from May 6–12, including breaches, privacy, financials, takedowns, and new ransomware tactics.

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Vulnerabilities in financial mobile apps put consumers and businesses at risk

It’s good to know that your bank’s website boasts that little green padlock, promotes secure communication, and follows a two-factor authentication (2FA) scheme. But are their mobile apps equally secure?

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Securing financial data of the future: behavioral biometrics explained

Sophisticated social engineering. Fileless malware. Specialized Trojans. These are the threats that keep the financial sector on its toes—making way for a new mode of authentication called behavioral biometrics. And its primary concern is not what your credentials are but how you enter them.

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