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FTC: Businesses Could Be Doing More To Protect Customers From Phishing, But Aren’t

You probably know the danger signs of a phishing message when it arrives in your inbox: It impersonates a company that you don’t do business with, mentions a transaction that didn’t happen, or has blatant spelling or grammatical errors. The Federal Trade Commission, though, notes that businesses that contact consumers online could implement simple steps to keep phishing messages from us in the first place. They just don’t. [More]

MasterCard Starts “Selfie” Verification, Working On Heartbeat Approvals

MasterCard Starts “Selfie” Verification, Working On Heartbeat Approvals

Last October, MasterCard revealed that it was testing new ID-verification solutions that used, among other things, facial recognition, to quickly and securely identify cardholders when shopping on their mobile devices. Now the company says the so-called “selfie pay” system is ready for the masses, and that it is working on a way to authenticate users via their heartbeats. [More]

Ubisoft Authentication Servers Go Down, No One Can Play
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Ubisoft Authentication Servers Go Down, No One Can Play Anything

Hey, remember a few weeks ago when we posted about Ubisoft’s draconian DRM measures that keep players from saving their progress if their Internet connection goes out? Today, players found out what’s even worse than that: the authentication servers going down. [The Escapist]

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