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Keith Appleyard

Facebook - take care to check your Privacy Settings

Facebook has changed the way its privacy settings operate, asking users to change their settings even if they had already been set. Users logging on this week are presented with a new screen that the...

11 Dec 2009
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Keith Appleyard

National Border Targeting Centre - staff training delays

The opening of the operations centre at the heart of a new £1.2bn computer system - planned to monitor every person who enters or leaves the UK - has been delayed by staff training. The National Bor

10 Dec 2009
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Keith Appleyard

DNA evidence will still harm your employment prospects

Back in August I wrote about DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=3190 County Durham police last week put the final nail in the coffin of the Home Office m...

10 Dec 2009
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Robert Siciliano

10 Tips to Secure Online Holiday Shopping

UK officials shut down an amazing 1200 online retailers who scammed millions from unsuspecting shoppers. Most of the sites originated from identity thieves in Asia who tricked victims into believing t...

10 Dec 2009
Uri Rivner

Cheeky Fraudsters Tap Amazon Cloud

Amazon EC2 is one of the most amazing feats of cloud computing infrastructure in existence. This is the place to go if you need an on-demand, virtually endless capacity for hosting applications. Geeks...

09 Dec 2009
Online Banking
Uri Rivner

Honor Among Thieves?

Honor among thieves is a fundamental necessity in the cybercrime underground. After all, for crime to succeed in today’s highly specialized fraud supply chain, fraudsters must work together. They must...

08 Dec 2009
Online Banking
Robert Siciliano

Holiday Temps Make The Best Identity Thieves

This is the absolute best time of the year to be a dishonest temporary worker. Holiday hustle and bustle overwhelms managers and supervisors and they can’t possibly see everything their employees are ...

08 Dec 2009
Lachlan Gunn

More paper Fivers in ATMs or a Polymer note instead?

How convenient for the BoE to blame the current problem with old and tired 5 pound notes on the recession, and then push for the high street banks to take action. Weren't they doing exactly the same ...

07 Dec 2009
Lachlan Gunn

Do you protect your PIN at an ATM?

The days are drawing in (in the Northern hemisphere at least), its dark, its cold, and its busy in the lead up to Xmas and the New Year. A lot of money is taken out of ATMs this month. Its a good ti...

04 Dec 2009
Matt White

Shaking up digital security

As Finextra community members are well aware, digital security is a hot topic of debate and there's little consensus out there. Enter the Global Trust Council, a non-profit that is proposing a seriou...

03 Dec 2009
Information Security
Retired Member

Blind faith in PCI compliance leaves financial data exposed

The indictment of Albert Gonzalez for the theft of 130 million credit and debit card details from Heartland Payment Systems caught the headlines recently. Not for the indictment in itself or that Hear...

03 Dec 2009
Robert Siciliano

MIT Says Handing Over Your Identity Data Protects You

Identity is a simple concept that has become a complex problem. It has become complex due to fraud. Fraud, motivated by money and the ease of obtaining credit and taking over an account. Because ident...

02 Dec 2009