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Robert Siciliano

Handwritten Signature is Stupid Authorization

Ever forge your husband's signature? Wife’s? Parent's? Client's? Do you think the clerk behind the counter at Walmart is skilled in handwriting analysis? I’ve always viewed a signature as a totally ri...

01 Dec 2009
Retired Member

Tougher penalties to stop data breaches?

We all know the statistics; the number of identity fraud victims is growing year-on-year and we all need to be responsible when looking after our personal information. But what happened when personal ...

30 Nov 2009
Online Banking
Robert Siciliano

The Twelve Scams of Christmas, Pt IV of IV

As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc. revealed the “Twelve Scams of Christmas” – the twelve most dangerous online scams that computer users should be cautious o...

29 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Popular Online Attacks This Holiday Season Pt III of IV

Cybercriminals Take Advantage of the Holiday Season, Aiming to Steal Consumers’ Money, Identities and Financial Information As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc...

29 Nov 2009
Retired Member

IDs FOR SALE! IDs FOR SALE! Who wants to Buy One?

The Financial Times this morning has a video that just gobsmacked me. I know I've been vocal in the past about ID protection but I'm now at the point that I've been terribly enlightened...and sadde

26 Nov 2009
Information Security
Lachlan Gunn

Should we have chip only payment cards?

Should sensitive cardholder data be held as standard in magnetic stripes on European EMV cards? The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has conducted a website poll on this topic. On currently availabl...

26 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Popular Online Attacks This Holiday Season Pt II of IV

Cybercriminals Take Advantage of the Holiday Season, Aiming to Steal Consumers’ Money, Identities and Financial Information As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, In...

26 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Cybercriminals Take Advantage of the Holiday Season, Aiming to Steal Consumers’ Money, Identities and Financial Information As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, McAfee, Inc...

25 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

SWATting, Using Technology To Hurt

Swatting is making prank calls to emergency services. In the field of information security, swatting is an attempt to trick an emergency service (such as a 911 operator) to dispatch an emergency respo...

24 Nov 2009
Sriram Natarajan

White Collar crime now in 'Starbucks' league!

The latest Pricewaterhouse Coopers Global Economic crime survey released last week confirms our worst fears. The stinging economic recession has taken economic crime to the 'classes'. Middle and upper...

22 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Hackers Indicted for Jacking Comcast

One hacked email address led to the defacement of Comcasts homepage. When the hackers called Comcasts technical contact to let him know all 200 Comcast domain names and Comcast homepage were vulnerabl...

22 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

Money Mules Facilitate Identity Theft and Fraud

Mules are relatively unaware people who get hooked into a “small business” or employment that is a function of a criminal enterprise. The mules often respond to “help wanted” ads from online job place...

19 Nov 2009