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Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

October Surprise

31 October 2008  |  4303 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I just came back from RSA Conference Europe, which – as always – is an amazing time of the year. One particular perk of this event was the public display of the Engima machine, believed by the German forces of Second World War to be impenetrable, and the story of Alan Turing who broke its codes. The intelligence gathered following the breaking of ...

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Business Integrity

31 October 2008  |  3634 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The financial services industry has been taking a bit of battering over the last few years with executives of leading institutions behaving in a way that goes way beyond greed and moral responsibility. The actions of the few have tainted the majority of people who work in financial services that operate with a high degree of ethics and work hard t...

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Matt White
Matt WhiteFinextra - Toronto

Des O'Connor hit by card scam

31 October 2008  |  4193 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Sarkozy isn't the only recent high profile victim of fraudsters. Des O'Connor - British chat show host and famously bad singer - was taken for around £1000 by a shop assistant who used his mobile ph...

Steve Ellis
Steve EllisMetia - London

When the markets are so bad, if in doubt, pray

31 October 2008  |  3981 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

US political blog Wonkette covers the curious incident of prayers being offered to the Wall Street Bull to fix capitalism. It's all well beyond my ability to explain - but didn't the market blip up a ...

Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Business practices no longer patentable in the US

31 October 2008  |  4691 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This ruling is going to have a huge impact on the financial and software industries if it's not overturned on appeal (which I hope it isn't). Interesting to see that State Street Bank started the que...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Looking at the president's bank account 'for fun'

31 October 2008  |  5079 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

French police have arrested six people in their investigation into the high-profile fraud attack on President Sarkozy, but believe they are only minor figures in a wider plot. What's more interesting ...

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Elton Cane
Elton Canewriter & tech geek - Brisbane

Breaking down a bank's IT budget

31 October 2008  |  9193 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's not often that you see a full breakdown of exactly how much money a bank has spent on different projects within its overall IT budget. At least not in the public domain. But at Westpac's earnings...

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Gary Wright
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Censorship and the Brand-Ross debate

30 October 2008  |  3822 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As a regular writer of articles and of course blogs, the issue of publishing material that is never overtly offensive, is of course always uppermost in mind. There should always be self discipline in ...

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Does a smartcard reader add value in generating an OTP?

30 October 2008  |  7958 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This GEMALTO mini online banking authentication device and IBM's USB dongle stick (whatever its called) are not any better than a simple time-based OTP generator. And no, I don't work for RSA or Veri

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Gary Wright
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Oil companies sit and fiddle whilst the global economy burns

30 October 2008  |  3734 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The announcement that BP's third quarter profits have exceeded £6billion has to be a worry for governments and just about everyone on the planet. In these times of economic worry and with the financia...

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