minFraud Release Notes - 2018 Archive

Changes to US coordinate data

September 21, 2018

On Monday, October 1st, we will be changing a large amount of our U.S. coordinate (latitude & longitude) data* to use GeoNames coordinates for postal codes. This change will ensure greater consistency during our build processes. Around 95% of US coordinates will change with most moving about 1 mile. About 5 to 10% of US coordinates will move by more than 10 miles.

* Coordinate data is approximate and is not precise. It should not be used to identify a particular street address or household as it refers to a larger geographical area instead of a precise location.

New input parameters for use with custom rules

July 17, 2018

We have released additional input parameters for use with custom rules. Customers of minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors can now use the following inputs to serve as the basis when creating a custom rule:

  • IIN: /credit_card/issuer_id_number – The issuer ID number for the credit card. This is the first 6 digits of the credit card number. It identifies the issuing bank.
  • Accept Language: /device/accept_language – The HTTP “Accept-Language” header of the device used in the transaction.
  • IP (CIDR block): /device/ip_address – A network CIDR block

Device Tracking Add-on now always uses HTTPS

May 18, 2018

The HTTP request made by the Device Tracking Add-on now always uses HTTPS. Previously it used HTTP if your document was served over HTTP. This reduces compatibility with certain older versions of Internet Explorer, but will not cause errors.

We also recommend that you use an HTTPS URL when including the add-on in your site. We've updated the example code in our documentation to show how to do this.

Credit card is_virtual and device local_time outputs, and payout_change event type now available!

April 10, 2018

We've added two new output fields to the minFraud Insights and Factors services. The outputs are:

  • Credit card is_virtual: /credit_card/is_virtual – A flag that is true if the credit card is a virtual card.
  • Device local_time: /device/local_time – A date-time indicating the local date and time of the transaction in the time zone of the device.

We've also added a new event type to the /event/type field for all minFraud requests: payout_change.

EU Country outputs added to minFraud Insights and minFraud Factors services

February 13, 2018

We have added additional outputs to the minFraud Insights and minFraud Factors services. The outputs are:

  • EU Country: /country/is_in_european_union – Country of the location of the IP address in an EU member state
  • EU Registered Country: /registered_country/is_in_european_union – Country registered by the ISP or organization is an EU member state

minFraud Insights and Factors services now include anonymizer-type outputs. These outputs are:

  • /ip_address/traits/is_anonymous – whether the IP address belongs to any sort of anonymous network.
  • /ip_address/traits/is_anonymous_vpn – whether the IP address belongs to an anonymous VPN system.
  • /ip_address/traits/is_hosting_provider – whether the IP address belongs to a hosting provider.
  • /ip_address/traits/is_public_proxy – whether the IP address belongs to a public proxy.
  • /ip_address/traits/is_tor_exit_node – whether the IP address is a Tor exit node.

As these are included via GeoIP2 Precision Insights, please see our GeoIP2 Precision Web Services documentation for more information.

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