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Matt ScottNCR Corporation - London

ATM Shimming and The Death of EMV 2

31 August 2015  |  9969 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Sequels are never as good as the original. For the second time in ten years I am drawn to yet another media frenzy concerning the apparent premature death of EMV. Really? The story surrounds a hardware attack in Mexico where the insertion of a “Chip Skimmer”, or “Shimmer” as they are now being coined, fitted between the ICC smartcard reader and t...

Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

7 Things Every CIO Should Know About Mobile App Development

04 December 2013  |  7977 views  |  5 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Introduction In the years since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 we have seen a huge shift in the power base in the IT world. Probably the most significant change is that your IT department is no longer in total control of the computing power in your business. Everybody is now walking around with the power equivalent of a 1970s mainframe in their p...

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Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

Why the 10,000 Hour Rule Matters in Software Development

22 November 2012  |  6016 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Introduction I’ve just recently finished reading two books. The first was “Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, And the Science of Success” by Matthew Syed. He is a British journalist and broad...

Paul Smyth
Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

So You Want Your Software On Time and On Budget?

03 October 2012  |  4586 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Introduction I’ve been working in the software industry for over 30 years and one thing hasn’t changed in that time. Clients, quite understandably, continue to want software delivered on time and on b...

Paul Smyth
Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

Stop Wasting Money On Software You Don't Need!

10 September 2012  |  4846 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Many years ago I was invited by a UK FTSE 100 company to a meeting to discuss a project to audit one of their legacy applications and to make recommendation...

Paul Smyth
Paul SmythKynetix Technology Group - London

7 Reasons Why Software Development Is So Hard

08 August 2012  |  60870 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Introduction I’m often asked by lay people why we humans can undertake large construction or engineering projects with relative success and yet we struggle to deliver software projects without bugs an...

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Bishwajit ChoudharyNets - Oslo

I trust your passport, BUT ...

10 May 2012  |  3052 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I recall a passionate debate in 2011 with some colleagues on if internationally trusted national passports (sometime in future) will be ever trusted by businesses to allow people access to their premi...

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Ross McGill
Ross McGillTConsult Ltd - Yateley

IRS issues new FATCA guidelines

15 July 2011  |  6542 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

IRS yesterday issued Notice 2011-53. This Notice is the third that addresses the US law that was enacted back in March 2010 - the Hiring Incentives to restore Employment Act. Title V of that Act was...

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Retired Member
a non-active Finextra member

Incompatibility in card technology? Not really.

30 October 2009  |  6396 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I decided to write this after seeing a summary of Aite Group’s report concerning U.S. cardholders and their experience abroad. It states that “The promise of ubiquitous card payments acceptance falls ...

Retired Member
a non-active Finextra member

Is the PEN mightier than the PIN?

15 December 2008  |  5585 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Despite chip and pin and its promise to secure card transactions, what makes the PEN still mightier than the PIN? The answer has something to do with interchange fees and security (zero liability for ...

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