minFraud Release Notes

More networks mapped to London boroughs

June 6, 2023

When a network geolocates to London, we will often return the borough for the city, rather than returning London. Beginning this Friday, June 9, we will be mapping more networks to London boroughs.

This change will apply to all products and services with city-level geolocation data:

  • GeoIP City database
  • GeoIP City Plus web service
  • GeoIP Insights web service
  • GeoIP Enterprise database
  • minFraud Insights web service
  • minFraud Factors web service
  • GeoLite City web service
  • GeoLite City database

minFraud Alerts will be restored

May 15, 2023

We are aware of an issue in which some minFraud Alerts were not being sent or were delayed.

We expect to restore full functionality to minFraud Alerts by the end of the day.

Velocity Checking on User ID

March 21, 2023

We have enabled velocity tracking on the account/user_id input for all minFraud customers.

If you send a user ID associated with your transactions, minFraud will now factor the velocity of the user's transactions into the risk score.

The account/user_id input allows you to pass a unique identifier for each of your users so that the minFraud service can group transactions by user in order to identify fraud signals attached to specific users.

Learn more about the account/user_id input on our Developer Portal.

Learn more about velocity tracking on our Knowledge Base.

New License Key Format

March 16, 2023

We have updated the format of our license keys. New license keys will be longer, with a six character prefix.

The new license keys can be used in all current versions of our Client APIs and in version 3.1.1 and higher of our GeoIP Update program.

No action is required for minFraud users. Existing license keys will still be valid and will continue to function normally.

New license keys will have the following changes:

  • The character set is changing from [a-zA-Z0-9] to [a-zA-Z0-9_].
  • The length of the license key will now be 40 characters.
  • License keys will have a _mmk suffix.

Please note that the length of license keys may be increased in the future.

This page was last updated on June 6, 2023.