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Robert Siciliano

Congress Breached via P2P Filesharing

Congress is still considering the Informed P2P User Act, a law that would supposedly make it safer to use peer-to-peer file sharing software, an effort that is similar to banning mosquitoes from sucki...

05 Nov 2009
Robert Siciliano

10 Ways to Prevent Social Media Scams

For the past year, I’ve been screaming about the trouble with social media as it relates to identity theft, brand hijacking, privacy issues, and the opportunity social media creates for criminals to “...

04 Nov 2009
Sriram Natarajan

Watch lists!

There are so many watch lists maintained across the world. The FATF maintains one, FINCEN, and so does Interpol. Reportedly the FBI keeps getting 1600 new 'suggestions' everyday for its list! See here...

01 Nov 2009
Retired Member

Incompatibility in card technology? Not really.

I decided to write this after seeing a summary of Aite Group’s report concerning U.S. cardholders and their experience abroad. It states that “The promise of ubiquitous card payments acceptance falls ...

30 Oct 2009
Business Knowledge for IT
Stephen Wilson

Kaspersky and his Internet Passport: surely he jests

OMG. Eugene Kaspersky wants an Internet Passport because he says "anonymity causes security headaches and should be outlawed". This is madness. The social repurcussions are surely obviou...

28 Oct 2009
Online Banking
Retired Member

Data breaches and fraud-worse than you think

Today newly released Javelin research shows that the 11% of US people who received one of those "throw-away" data breach notification letters really *are* at greater risk of ID fraud. Exper

27 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft Myths Part 1of3

The National Foundation for Credit Counselors, which sponsors Protect Your Identity Week, has compiled a number of identity theft myths. To support their efforts, the Santa Fe Group Vendor Council Awa...

26 Oct 2009
Uri Rivner

Why Security Guards Stopped me in Capitol Hill

It was a sunny day in Washington DC, and I headed towards Capitol Hill to speak at the Cyber Security Ecosystem briefing organized by TechAmerica. I almost didn’t make it: the security guards caught ...

26 Oct 2009
Online Banking
Steven Murdoch

Demonstration of CAP vulnerability on BBC One today

This evening (Monday 26th October 2009, at 19:30 UTC), BBC Inside Out will show Saar Drimer and I demonstrating how the use of smart card readers, being issued in the UK to authenticate online bankin...

26 Oct 2009
Information Security
Elizabeth Lumley

There's safety in contactless payments

Finextra recently sat down with Richard Allen, principal consultant at Consullt Hyperion. The firm recently set up a dedicated unit looking at card fraud and all the 'scary things' being perpetrated b...

26 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft Myths Part 3of3

The National Foundation for Credit Counselors, which sponsors Protect Your Identity Week, has compiled a number of identity theft myths. To support their efforts, the Santa Fe Group Vendor Council Awa...

25 Oct 2009
Cedric Pariente

The Secret of House MD to Solve Any Problem

ANYONE CAN SOLVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE RIGHT METHOD. In this blog, I'm gonna reveal the secret that any good MD knows. You will be able to solve any problem efficiently and look smart about it :-)

23 Oct 2009
Innovation in Financial Services