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Archive for: 2012
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Dexter malware, targeting Christmas shoppers

20 December 2012  |  7993 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 variation that targets point-of-sale purchases by skimming debit and credit cards and stealing account holders' details for subsequent fraudulent use. Dexte...

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Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Looking back at 2012 and ahead to 2013

17 December 2012  |  4324 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On data breaches and forms of attack: resistance is futile In 2012, we have seen an increasing number of sophisticated attacks made on a range of organisations in an attempt to capture consumer information. In 2013 we should not only expect such attacks to escalate in terms of frequency and significance, but for traditional defence technologies t...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Why has Eurograbber been able to do the damage it has?

10 December 2012  |  4991 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Eurograbber, a Trojan that transfers itself from a user’s PC to their mobile phone has come to light, reportedly having so far defrauded banking customers out of over €36m. The simple reason for this ...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

ID Theft is number 1 security concern for consumers

21 October 2012  |  5404 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week ACI Worldwide released their global survey which finds that a quarter of people across the 17 countries reviewed have been affected by card fraud during the past five years. In particular, ...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Ringing into the next social generation of online

02 October 2012  |  5636 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

BT recently conducted a survey amongst 1000 of its staff in a bid to gauge their attitudes and approaches to online security. What caught my eye about this survey is the simple fact that going online...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

What can Project Oscar learn from Bradley Wiggins?

11 September 2012  |  4601 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Project Oscar, the mobile wallet grouping between Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere, has had the go ahead from the European Commission to develop a single mobile wallet platform hosting cards, co...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

The cost of e-crime: a wake-up call for the retail industry?

29 August 2012  |  4309 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The recent findings of the British Retail Consortium’s first e-crime study which estimates that UK retailers lost over £205 million in 2011-2012 due to e-crime caught my eye recently – particularly t...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Experian figures show just why we need EC3

24 July 2012  |  5789 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Experian figures show just why we need EC3 and an industry strategy for countering Cyber Crime Following recent news from Experian that more than 12 million pieces of personal information have been i...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Protecting Pin Pad Payment

18 July 2012  |  5532 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It was interesting to read in the FT's special on 'Cyberwarfare' recently which identifies that pin pad payment terminals pose a security risk for millions of consumers. According to MWR InfoSecurity...

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Pat Carroll
Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Combating global cyber crooks

28 June 2012  |  4672 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week two large-scale fraud scams caught my attention. The first scam sees fraudsters using new and improved Zeus and SpyEye malwares to infiltrate people’s computers, enabling them to steal their...

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