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How Visa card-to-card cash transfer work in practice?

28 February 2011  |  10261 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Be interested to fully understand how it works - for example : a) how does the recipient get informed that the funds are available? b) if they go to the ATM to withdraw the funds as Cash, what are th...

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British Telecom sends Customers personal details unencrypted

30 September 2010  |  4466 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

[I'm surprised I haven't seen anything elsewhere on Finextra on the ACS:Law fiasco] BT has admitted it sent the personal details of more than 500 customers as an unsecured document to legal firm ACS:L...

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Nigerian stole 500,000 dollars to buy luxury goods

01 September 2010  |  3724 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

According to the NY Daily News, Iguosade Osahon, a 28-year-old Nigerian-born student, has been charged with stealing the identities of 750 victims and used the $500,000 he stole to buy Rolex watches

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UK Building Society lucky not to lose Customer data

30 August 2010  |  3315 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Once again one hears of a Building Society not encrypting its laptops, coupled with poor physical security and password management by its employeees. In this instance, an unencrypted laptop belonging ...

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How to steal 10 million dollars and get away with it

30 August 2010  |  5209 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As reported in the New York Times : www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/business/22digi.html Papers filed in court allege that over a 4 year period, thieves created fictitious Merchants through use of accommo...

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Cellphone Company doesn't understand Security basics

21 June 2010  |  3848 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I had an interesting experience during the volcano disruptions which showed how Phone Companies aren't doing joined up thinking on Security. I was stranded without phone access on my Blackberry. I ema...

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Guidelines for Merchants re writing down of Security Code?

21 June 2010  |  3711 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The other week in a single day I completed 4 Charitable Donations forms where in 2 instances the paper form only asked for Cardnumber & Expiry Date, whilst in the other 2 instances they also asked...

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Barnet Council loss of personal data about former Students

31 March 2010  |  5374 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Barnet Council reports a data loss affecting about 9,000 Students who were in year 11 across 3 Academic Years from 2006 - 2009 which was stolen in a domestic burglary earlier in March. The computer eq...

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Argos credit card scandal worsens

09 March 2010  |  5193 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

PCPro has reported weaknesses with the online security of high street retailer Argos, http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/356077/argos-credit-card-scandal-worsens Argos has been sending customers un

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Beware e-mails from HMRC offering you a Tax Rebate

02 February 2010  |  3673 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Fraudsters are sending out thousands of tax refund 'phishing' emails following the 31st January tax deadline, according to HM Revenue & Customs. The email asks you to input your credit card or ban...

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