Understanding risk assessments
Risk assessment types
Ironchip may provide four types of risk assessments, which depend on our confidence level in a given action performed by a device:
- fraud: Ironchip deems the action performed by the device as fraudulent, involved in a fraud
- high_risk: Ironchip deems the action (e.g. sign up, login) performed by the device to be potentially fraudulent, and advises you to take preventive actions in these scenarios.
- low_risk: ironchip considers this action performed by the device to be safe to accept.
- unknown_risk: ironchip is unable to provide a precise assessment at the time of the request.
Risk assessment evidences
Ironchip’s APIs rely on evidence to provide risk assessments. This decision is built on top of different analyses through distinct lenses.
The table below describes possible evidence values, their meaning, and which use cases they impact.
Understanding sensor match type
|gps||When Ironchip is able to perform comparisons by GPS data.|
|wifi_scan||When Ironchip is able to perform comparisons by Wi-Fi sensors, but no matching connected networks are found.|
|wifi_connection||When Ironchip is able to perform comparisons by connected Wi-Fi networks.|
|mobile_networks||When Ironchip is able to perform comparisons by connected Mobile networks.|
Risk assessment decision
Ironchip’s APIs rely on decisions to provide risk assessments. This decision is built on top of different analyses through distinct lenses.
The table below describes possible decisions values, their meaning, and which use cases they impact.
|SIM Swapping / ATO||Detected Account Takeover based or not on Sim Swapping attack (depending on client user protection)||string|
|Phising||Detected phising attack from specific location (Multiple ATO)||string|
|Synthetic identity||Detected Synthetic Identity attack||string|
|New user||New user detected in Ironchip’s platform||string|
|Location fraud||Detected location fraud attempt by user comparing all location datasources||string|
|Banned location||Detected location from a banned place. In example: Location detected from russia||string|
|Device Swapping||Detected legitimate device swapping of a user||string|
|Location Swapping||Detected legitimate location swapping of a user||string|
|Common usage||Detected common usage||string|