28 March 2017

Information Security

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M. Arthur GillisComputer Based Solutions, Inc. - Atlanta

Computer Security - Bankers Cannot Ignore It But It Will Never Be Completely Safe

24 March 2017  |  2193 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 1983, I completed a computer security test for a Top Tier U.S. bank. Their idea not mine, because the CEO was alert enough and worried about early signs of computer crime in banking. I never considered myself a computer security expert then, and certainly not now. But the bank chose me as a guy who knew banking IT from A to Z, and could develo...

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Mike LynchInAuth - Boston

Attack of the Bots

23 March 2017  |  4228 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

While there is always the debate about what the biggest cybersecurity threat is today—DDoS attacks, ransomware, SQL injections, etc.—there is consensus that, based on total dollars lost, the use of automated bots to commit fraud has risen to the top of the list. Botnets are a type of malware that allows an attacker to take control of an affected c...

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The real impact of the Vault 7 CIA data leak

09 March 2017  |  5611 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The leak of almost 9,000 documents detailing hacking and surveillance techniques used by the CIA is shocking, but not for the reasons many people think. Reading that your Smart TV or mobile phone cou...

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Mike Lynch
Mike LynchInAuth - Boston

Overcoming Vulnerabilities In TLS

28 February 2017  |  3667 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recently Sudo Security Group uncovered something shocking about a range of popular applications available for download in the Apple's iOS Store. While performing research for their security tool verif...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Security by Obscurity is the key!

27 January 2015  |  3492 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

2014 shocked us all into the reality that no institution or organization, no matter how big or sophisticated, was immune to being “hacked” or “breached”. Towards the end of the year, we were all numbe...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

iHack Hastens Call for Multi-factor Authentication

05 September 2014  |  3533 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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’...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  2248 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 wo...

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Uri Rivner
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

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

04 December 2013  |  21418 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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 Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

iPhone fingerprint scanner broken by Chaos

22 September 2013  |  3821 views  |  3 comments | recommendations 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 Procter
Dean ProcterTransinteract - Sydney

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

22 September 2013  |  2876 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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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