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Information Security

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

iHack Hastens Call for Multi-factor Authentication

05 September 2014  |  2681 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

“If only I would have known” is a phase that Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and possibly as many as 100 celebrities and notable personalities are likely saying after a reported massive breach of Apple’s iCloud service resulted in the unauthorized access to, and release of, personal information and photos. While the FBI, dozens of security vendors an...

Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  1796 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Unfortunately, it’s not going to be plain sailing on the security front in 2014. It’s a bit like Friday 13th. Many folk say that Friday 13th is not their unlucky day at all, it’s Saturday 14th they worry about! And believe me, we do have a lot to worry about. So, what am I concerned about? And is there any good news for 2014? Well, the answer to t...

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Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

BitCoin Explained: How to Become a BitCoin Thief - part 1

04 December 2013  |  18637 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

OK folks. You’ve all been hearing about Bitcoin. Your neighbors have been hearing about Bitcoin. Your dog walker has been hearing about Bitcoin. Now it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff… L

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Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

iPhone fingerprint scanner broken by Chaos

22 September 2013  |  3089 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

The new biometric security 'feature' if the Apple iPhone has already been breached using a simple photograph & common everyday items. It took members of the renowned Chaos Computer Club the blink ...

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Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

Did I mention, 'your dongle dongle is impotent'?

22 September 2013  |  2434 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

RSA Security, is alleged to have warned thousands of its customers to immediately discontinue using all versions of company's BSAFE toolkit and Data Protection Manager (DPM), both using Dual_EC_DRNG (...

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Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

The positive side of Malware

20 June 2013  |  3712 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

At precisely 20:26 local time my Yahoo app began buzzing like a bee hive. 72 ‘Mailer-Daemon’ failure to email messages popped up one after the other in my home-use email. Shortly afterwards I star

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Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

Take the 45 Million and Run

10 May 2013  |  3820 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It was one of the largest cyber-heists in human history. Like in many other cyber attacks, it started with breaching a secure network. This time the target was a US-based processor of prepaid cards is...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Could EC3 help Europol see sense?

25 January 2013  |  4720 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This month, we saw Europol’s launch of EC3, the new European Cybercrime Centre that aims to be at the heart of combating cybercrime in the EU. As I blogged back in July 2012, it’s fantastic the EU rec...

Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Dexter malware, targeting Christmas shoppers

20 December 2012  |  6958 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The holiday season is a prime time for fraudsters to target consumers' credit cards and it's not surprising that Dexter has come to light a week before Christmas. Dexter is yet another malware variat...

Steven MurdochUniversity of Cambridge - Cambridge

Chip and Skim: cloning EMV cards with the pre-play attack

11 September 2012  |  6072 views  |  3  |  Recommends 1

The EMV (Chip & PIN) protocol requires ATMs and point-of-sale terminals to generate a random number. If this number (known in EMV terminology as the "unpredictable number") isn't random,...

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Date 04 Apr 2007
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The risks from Cyber cime - Hacking - Loss of Data Privacy - Identity Theft and other topical threats - can be greatly reduced by implementation of robust IT Security controls ...
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