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Peter Roberts - UCL

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Hacking your bank with the help of social networks...

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Just read an interesting blog post from a security researcher performing a stealth penetration test on a bank, at the request of the bank incidentally.

What was interesting to me was the amount of technical information about the bank's systems that they obtained from public sources - the Facebooks and LinkedIns of the world. This was then followed up with a fake job interview where they got more useful stuff and from all that could then craft their attack. 

The actual hacking aspect was quite sophisticated - see the full blog post here.

Eek. Do we need to be careful what we reveal to the world about our organisations' infrastructure?

 

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I was the technical lead on the Finextra family of web sites from 1999 to 2009. I'm at UCL these days supporting Moodle.

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