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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Rise in criminal hacking 33 percent

31 March 2009  |  3729 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Credit card details of 19,000 Brits have been found on a cached Google page, where they had been accidentally published by fraudsters. Silly criminal hackers need to tighten up their data security controls and not publish sensitive data like that! Reuters reports - Fraud on the Internet reported to U.S. authorities increased by 33 percent last y

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Neither a Customer nor a Client or a Stakeholder be .....

31 March 2009  |  3130 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The UK Local Government Association has compiled a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, with "coterminosity" & "predictors of beaconicity" prominent in most press reports. The Council Leaders say such words and phrases must be avoided for staff to "communicate effectively". The list includes suggested trans...

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John CantMPI Europe Ltd - London

Mine detecting bees

31 March 2009  |  4646 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whether it is certain bonuses in financial sector, or league tables and performance stars in the public sector, there have been numerous recent illustrations of the harm that poorly set business targe...

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Rebuilding customers trust

31 March 2009  |  2716 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The fact that the government could not wind down Northern Rock in fear of another run on the bank illustrates how banks need to do more to foster consumer confidence in that payouts, if a bank were t

Uri Rivner
Uri RivnerBioCatch - Tel Aviv

I'm selling 5 gigabytes of stolen data

30 March 2009  |  4731 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

How much are 5 gigabyte of stolen data worth? Well, it depends how lazy a fraudster you are. Until a few years ago, Trojans were hardly ever sold in the underground. If they did, their high price – th...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Conficker Countdown

30 March 2009  |  2935 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

60 minutes reports on everything we have discussed in these posts. Main stream media has recognized the Internet has a cancerous virus and is infected. Criminal hackers are creating viruses infectin

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If it's Business Social Networking is it Still Social?

30 March 2009  |  4079 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over the past few months, I have seen more and more banks, financial institutions and corporations announcing some type of foray into social networking. The desire to engage, connect and share with r...

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Mikael Krohn
Mikael KrohnEDB Business Partner ASA - London

Risk management needs to go through fundamental changes

30 March 2009  |  4258 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The corporate culture of growth at any cost during the past decade has exposed fundamental flaws in the way banks conducted their business and in particular how they managed it. As such, the financial...

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Alex Noble
Alex NobleMcAfee - London

HSBC redundancies and their call centres

30 March 2009  |  5569 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's always sad to see bad news on jobs and HSBC's announcement last week was no exception. The BBC report is that while the bank says that 1,200 jobs are at risk, the unions are talking about up to ...

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City protests of the past

30 March 2009  |  2943 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Working in the heart of the City I have had to adjust to a new form of culture. There is no dawdling and a blessed reprieve from tourists taking pictures of every passing red bus. I have in effect, le...

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