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Protectoria in The Paypers – “How to keep you online business secure”

The CEO of Protectoria, Mr. Trond Lemberg, appears in The Paypers with an expert opinion article. Find the full article here To read more about our solutions and technology please have a look here  

Waiting for the final regulatory technical standards specifying the requirements on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication under PSD2

The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) foresees that the European Banking Authority (EBA) will develop Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) and secure and common communications (Article 98 of the PSD2). Due to the large number of comments made during the consultation of these RTS the EBA has not yet published its [...]

Malware source code makes it even simpler to create banking malware

In the last few days there have been news about yet another malware source code leak. Malware source code is usually sold for quite high prices on underground forums, where the original developers can require fees of thousands or even tens of thousand USD for source code with optional support. In the latest leak the [...]

Protectoria in the media – interview with Trond Lemberg

Trond Lemberg, Protectoria talks to the Paypers about the solution that are commonly used to fight fraud and secure applications and the technology of the Protectoria Secure Mobile Platform. You find the full interview here

Insecurity of Things

We have previously highlighted the importance of properly securing devices that are connected to the internet. As routers are required to access the internet, you will all relate to this one. And if you think this is a hard attack to set up, please reconsider while reading about this “Botnet-as-a-Service” offering in the black market. [...]

Disassembling a mobile trojan attack

Protectoria recommends reading this really good article which explains the common strategic of basing mission critical security operations on mobile browsers. The attack pattern described in the article is as follows: 1: Get tricked into visiting a website propagating malware 2: The malware tricks you into believing that one of your ordinary apps require an [...]

My bank claim my device is my responsibility 

Author: Jon Endre Gjærum, Protectoria In Norway we have over the years had low rates of online banking fraud. There are likely several reasons for this, probably a combination of good cooperation between the banks, our native language and a large number of small banks. I had a quick discussion with my bank not so [...]

Protectoria and Prosa Securities in the Norwegian financial press 

Protectoria has recently launched our latest solution for PSD2 compliant authentication on one device only. Our solution (PSMP) has been through a security evaluation by a German security evaluation company (SRC). In the process of developing and preparing this software Prosa Securities has proven a valuable partner, offering in-depth tools for analyzing the strength and [...]

The threat of insecure networked devices

For more than a decade, criminals have been hacking into large number of Internet-connected devices in order to further their goals. They then connect them into a network commonly known as a botnet, which allows them to control large numbers of devices. The word botnet is a combination of the words robot and network. Originally, [...]

New social engineering methods used by the AceKard Trojan

The AceKard Trojan has become one of the major worldwide threats against banks all over the world. First being detected in January 2014 it originally attacked banking users only in Russia, but currently users in Europe, USA and Australia are also being attacked. The modus operandi of AceKard was originally like other strands of malware: [...]