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Information Security

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Security by Obscurity is the key!

27 January 2015  |  3392 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 numbed into submission and the shock factor resulting from the headlines that continued to dominate, was replaced with an uneasy bewilderment. Already thi...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

iHack Hastens Call for Multi-factor Authentication

05 September 2014  |  3465 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’s iCloud service resulted in the unauthorized access to, and release of, personal information and photos. While the FBI, dozens of security vendors an...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Our Predictions for 2014: Who Will Dominate? Part 1

20 January 2014  |  2195 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...

Uri Rivner
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

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

04 December 2013  |  21283 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  |  3747 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  |  2822 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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Uri Rivner
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

The positive side of Malware

20 June 2013  |  4138 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Rivner
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

Take the 45 Million and Run

10 May 2013  |  4400 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Could EC3 help Europol see sense?

25 January 2013  |  5171 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Dexter malware, targeting Christmas shoppers

20 December 2012  |  7748 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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...

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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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