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Phone phishers impersonate courts and police.

The latest fad amongst phishers is calling up and claiming to be from the courts and the police. Australian Fraud Squad detectives have today issued a warning following several reports in the past 24...

30 Apr 2008
Whatever...
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Ditch the cards and the card fraud is gone...

The obvious solution would be to look for a substitute, rather than try and do the same old card thing. I think everyone is pretty convinced that we'd like to lose the cards, especially if it means lo...

29 Apr 2008
Innovation in Financial Services
Stephen Wilson

Regulators chasing their tail over data security lapses

Reading between the lines, regulators will continue to take a big stick to institutions that leak personal data. And so they should. But there must be a more artful approach to stem the flood of s

28 Apr 2008
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Data At Risk During Travel - Warning

Association of Corporate Travel Executives advice to business travelers states: That you should not carry any confidential, personal information that you do not want examined by third parties on you...

26 Apr 2008
Information Security
Uri Rivner

A cure to common cold is found!

I’ve recently spotted two articles that share a single theme: they basically announce the online fraud fighting world’s equivalent to “A cure to common cold is found!”. The first article is about a c...

24 Apr 2008
Online Banking
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100,000 reputable web pages are infected

The Register is reporting that determined hackers have injected malicious code into pages on supposedly reputable web sites. The compromised pages were attacked via SQL injection - this is typically w...

24 Apr 2008
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Shouting after the horse has bolted is not ID protection

While I commend Secure Identity Systems on their efforts and encourage ID protection programs, I fail to see much use for a system which merely shouts from the gate saying 'Your identity is gone!' No...

23 Apr 2008
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Inconvenient Data Breaches

I get a the feeling that the government is more than a little miffed that their own data leak severely wounded their ID card proposal and that someone is going to pay. I suppose it distracts from the ...

22 Apr 2008
Information Security
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Risk to Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets from Terrorists

What do they have in common? Recently border officials have began a dubious practice of collecting mobile phones, PDA's, memory sticks, and even whole laptops and copying the information for 'security...

19 Apr 2008
Whatever...
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Numbers - Security failures and scary statistics

A little reality check on the security front. Personal Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in public places in the U.K.: 5 million Average number of times a Briton is filmed on CCTV in one day...

18 Apr 2008
Information Security
Uri Rivner

Phishers take aim at Phishers fraud forum!

I’m always amused by security companies generating PR with a title such as “Phishers take aim at XYZ!”. So I was amused as well to see the article titled Phishers take aim at MasterCard SecureCode T...

18 Apr 2008
Online Banking
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Microsoft to Provide UK ID Infrastructure?

‘World’s First Large-Scale Use of Information Cards in the Public Sector’[1] Eduserv to Streamline Access and Identity Management Future Plans to Provide All Councils and Residents with Information ...

18 Apr 2008
Information Security