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  • With a new breach occurring every day, customers feel vulnerable and expect merchants to protect their data. Account security could be the difference between a lifelong customer and a one-time buyer. In the past year, account takeovers (ATOs) rose by 31% according to Forter’s Fraud Attack Index, and with more private data available than ever before, we should expect to see these types of exploi...

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  • Riemann is a powerful tool for monitoring freaks, lets you aggregate and process all of your application monitoring data in memory. Here is my presentation from StatsCraft 2015 about our monitoring our system and Riemann. The video is in Hebrew, the slides are in English. Link to the presentation on GitHub StatsCraft 2015: Monitoring using […]

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  •   Elasticsearch has always been good to us at Forter. It’s truly reliable. It’s damn good at searching, and it’s a solid distributed application as well. It balances a cluster relatively quickly, and it is easy to configure and easy to backup/restore, etc., but… we were haunted by an issue which had a catastrophic effect […]

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  • Purpose of the game Get your team engaged in a heated debate about an opinionated subject (in this case Versioning and Dependency management) Setup Two groups of developers sitting around a table. A Judge that is very opinionated about the subject. The more controversial the better. A Host that can handle a raging crowd. A […]

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  • Have you ever talked passionately about data binding concepts with a backend engineer? I have, and most of the time they look at me as if I were a caveman who doesn’t speak their language… so for all you cavemen (and backend engineers) out there… Let’s get some things clear so that next time your […]

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  • A few hundred milliseconds latency is achievable for a complex fraud prevention system, but with very little wiggle room. In the past two years, we have selected a few design patterns that have helped us achieve our latency goals, using standard technologies used by most SaaS companies (load balancers, queues, JVM, rest APIs, etc…). Here, […]

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  • If you haven’t seen the Software Architecture Addict website. Enjoy! The video was shot with a Nexus 5 mobile phone, a tripod and iStablizer Mount XL and edited with Windows Movie Maker – nothing fancy. The dark scenes were shot against a white wall with minimal lighting. I had some of the text ready in […]

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  • At Forter our business is all about streaming. We’re utilizing Apache Storm for multiple streaming use cases that require different approaches, namely hight-throughput vs. low latency. In the following lecture I’m describing the different approaches, useful streaming practices that we employ and the rational behind why we chose those practices in the first place. The […]

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  • E-commerce and fraud prevention professionals often get caught up in the daily bustle of catching fraudsters. As important as this work is, it is just as vital to be able to step back and take a look at the broader context into which all instances of fraud take place.

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  • Technology and most especially Artificial Intelligence (AI), is innovating and developing at lightning speed. For some, these strides in innovation have caused concern that machines may (in the not-too-distant future) replace humans in the workforce. Yes, automation and the incredible developments being made in AI most certainly will alter the face of the workforce, but these advancements are m...

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  • You may have recently heard the acronym GDPR buzzing around your office lately. Some of you may have smiled and nodded, feigning interest or understanding. Well, now is the time to get interested. The EU’s new regulations are not only important but could mean some changes to your business operations. Strong cybersecurity is a multi-layered and complex effort. There’s one area many companies co...

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  • Just like life, fraud is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. In honor of Valentine's Day, and in the hopes of better keeping your online shopping experience fraud-free, we here at Forter wanted to give you a taste of some of the flavors of fraud.

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  • Last year was a huge year for Forter, we doubled our consumer base and sextupled our transaction volume, making us larger than any merchant outside of Amazon by scale, and this year is off to an exciting start already as well, and it’s only the beginning of February! (We’ll chalk this up as a sign of other good things yet to come…).

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  • Mobile is the word on everyone’s lips. Office kitchens are buzzing with questions of who has the latest smartphone, what the camera and hardware specs may be, and how best to mount a proper defense to prove to their peers that the right purchase was made. As new devices are introduced into the mobile ecosystem, chatter also surrounds growing fears of how best to keep personal data safe.

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  • If you are like millions of other people on the planet, you too probably made a New Year’s resolution to kick off 2018. Just like losing those extra holiday lbs., we here at Forter want to help you stick to your New Year’s goals, and cut the fat from your current fraud prevention system.

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  • The 2017 holiday season is a big one for e-commerce — the first time that online shopping is set to overtake physical stores. Retailers need to scale their operations on every level, including fraud prevention. The more popular an item is, the more likely it is to be targeted by the fraudster fraternity. Merchants need to bear this in mind during the holiday season. Do you know which a...