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Proving Your Age - Kids and Anonymous Mobilisation

I don't intend to debate the censorship laws or drinking ages, but it is absolutely neccesary to enable children to prove they are childen, and young adults to prove they are of age. Enter the mobile ...

18 Apr 2008
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Mobile ID yourself to Police - Anonymous Mobilisation

When you fail to indicate and get pulled over by a Police Officer, what do they want to know? whether you are a licensed driver if you are 'wanted' whether you were warned about not indicating r...

17 Apr 2008
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Half of women will give you their password for chocolate

Thought I was having deja vu again, but it turns out they ran this survey last year too. Infosecurity Europe polled office workers outside Liverpool Street Station here in swinging London and found 4...

16 Apr 2008
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Uri Rivner

Had Phishing Been a Stock

Last October I presented at a meeting in London during RSA Security Europe. I was asked to come up with predictions for 2008 online financial threats. My first prediction was that Phishing will more t...

16 Apr 2008
Online Banking
Uri Rivner

Banks use Harry Potter Technology

How would you like to be invisible? From The Invisible Man through Lords of the Rings to Harry Potter, the concept of not being seen fascinated people. Invisible security, on the other hand, is a bit...

16 Apr 2008
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Phishing - NOT - from the Dept of Justice !!

Us authorities are warning about new phishing attacks in the form of a subpeona from the US Department of Justice See this image from the NY Times (opens in popup) If it comes in an email DO NOT c...

16 Apr 2008
Information Security
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Smartcard readers from your local corner store

News from Vasco yesterday that it will soon be selling smartcard readers via the local corner store has interesting implications for Internet banking security. Such readers have been available in many...

16 Apr 2008
Online Banking
Alex Noble

Royal Bank of Scotland call centre theft

This isn't the first, and certainly won't be the last, example of security breaches from staff. There's been a lot of recent focus on the risks of external attack and how biometrics can help deal wit...

15 Apr 2008
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Tracking Your 'Smart' Trash

Councils in Sydney, Australia (and other cities) are tracking trash, with RFID chips (like 'smart' cards) being placed on rubbish bins and bins being weighed during the collection process. This provid...

14 Apr 2008
Going green
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Manhattan Project to Outsmart the Chinese Cyber-Attackers?

The US Administration is considering a Manhattan type project, where they get all the smart guys together to work out a way to solve a problem. In the 1940's it was a race to nuclear dominance, this y...

14 Apr 2008
Information Security
Paul Penrose

Customers force-fed card security standards

Two of the UK’s biggest banks, Barclays and NatWest, have moved to make subscription to MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa mandatory for debit card payments made online to approved merchants. ...

14 Apr 2008
Trends in Financial Services
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Australian Bosses will legally Read Staff Email

As part of the 'War on Terror' Australian bosses will soon be able to legally read their employees email. Do we really have to? I can see some executive wage pressures. This is apparently neccesary to...

14 Apr 2008
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