18 December 2014

Security

Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Chip and PIN, will It save Us?

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Many Americans, says a recent survey by Gallup, worry about a data breach connected to the use of their credit cards. Interestingly, many people use a credit card for everything under the sun: even just a soda and bag of chips from the convenience mart. The more you use a credit card, the more likely it will be compromised by cyber thieves. The ...

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Chris SullivanCourion - London

Can better data governance mitigate the cyber threat?

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The incidence of data breaches is mounting but organisations are increasingly struggling to identify what’s driving these attacks. Consulting firm PWC recently published research that provides food for thought on this subject. According to their data, the total number of security incidents globally has climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increas...

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Shaun RussellInformatica - London

Scary Times For Data Security

11 December 2014  |  1765 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

These are scary times we live in when it comes to data security. And the times are even scarier for today’s retailers, government agencies, financial institutions, and healthcare organisations. The in...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

10 December 2014  |  1236 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out: Phishing attacks are lucrative for these cybercr...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature Cards

08 December 2014  |  1268 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The planet’s most powerful nation is sure backwards when it comes to the payment card industry: Why has America been using 1970s technology as of the posting date of this article? That magnetic strip ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How to win the War on Phishing

04 December 2014  |  1387 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A phishing attack is a trick e-mail sent randomly to perhaps a million recipients, and the thief counts on the numbers game aspect: Out of any given huge number of people, a significant percentage wil...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

26 November 2014  |  1725 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to st...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How The Internet of Things can go very wrong

25 November 2014  |  942 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Internet—one of history’s greatest inventions—is also one of history’s greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things. Med-hacking. Researchers ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

10 tips to Secure Passwords

20 November 2014  |  1215 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ever wonder just how hackers bust into systems and cause destruction? One reason is because people are still using weak passwords. While your pet’s name and wedding anniversary dates are easy to remem...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Hackers and Banks win, Clients lose

12 November 2014  |  1490 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Don’t blame the hackers; don’t blame the bank; apparently it’s the victim’s fault that a Missouri escrow firm was robbed of $440,000 in a cybercrime, says a report on computerworld.com. The attack ...

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