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The Anti Social Network

Now that the volume of cash circulating through society is falling, bank robbery is no longer the blue-collar career it used to be. These days, it seems that career criminals have two options: diversi...

20 Sep 2011
Robert Siciliano

Hackers Target Small Business

Big companies and big government get big press when their data is breached. And when a big company is hit, those whose accounts have been compromised are often notified. With smaller businesses, howev...

19 Sep 2011
Michael Grillo

Staying 'fraud-aware' is critical

The news from the FBI does not come as a surprise given the tenacity of cyber criminals in their efforts to steal from businesses and consumers. The reference from the Department of Homeland Security ...

16 Sep 2011
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PCI SSC Point to Point encryption, secured in hardware

Yesterday, PCI SSC published its first set of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution requirements. This document, eagerly awaited by many, focuses on solutions that use cryptographic hardware to ...

16 Sep 2011
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Could UK banks lose 2bn dollars? Not after 2019 anyway...

I imagine most people in the City are dumbfounded that it’s still possible for a rogue trader to run up such a large loss. After all the investment that every bank (that I know of) has shovelled into ...

16 Sep 2011
Robert Siciliano

How Is All This Hacking Affecting My Identity?

Without question, 2011 is the year for hackers of all kinds to get their 15 minutes of fame. But it feels like it’s lasting a lot longer than 15 minutes. With so many different breeds of hackers, each...

16 Sep 2011
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Are compromised certificates the root of all Evil?

I returned from holiday to find another attack vector has raised its ugly head. Reading the latest news, at least two hundred fraudulent SSL certificates (and oossibly over five hundred) have been iss...

15 Sep 2011
Information Security
Pat Carroll

When is a bank not a bank?

Increasingly the answer is “when it’s a telephone company”. Last week’s news that Canadian telco Rogers had filed for a banking licence was just the latest example of the competition between banking a...

15 Sep 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

Catch the crooks or stop the fraud?

Every time that a fraud hits the headlines there is naturally a huge focus on how the crooks got hold of all those personal banking details – this Finextra story is a good example. But there is often ...

01 Sep 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
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The Questions on Every Treasurer's Mind

Every corporate treasurer is undoubtedly faced (on a daily basis) with the following questions: Where in the world is my cash and what currency is it in? Can I mobilize it? Do I invest or borrow? At ...

31 Aug 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Pat Carroll

Putting security at the centre of customer service

On September 12 the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) is due to make its final report. Most observers expect the Commission to recommend a much bigger differentiation between commercial/ret...

31 Aug 2011
Innovation in Financial Services
Lachlan Gunn

Heat from your fingers could disclose your PIN at an ATM

Thermal cameras can apparently detect heat signatures from your fingers on the keys after you have left an ATM. The degree of heat residue can also indicate in which order you touched them! This techn...

30 Aug 2011
Information Security