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It's a computer disposal minefield out there...

As shocking as the security blunder reported in yesterday's Daily Telegraph was, organisations would do well not to dismiss it as a one-off blunder. Studies conducted by BT and the University of Glam

27 Aug 2008
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Lloyds halts cheeky password protest

UK tabloid The Sun is reporting the story of a disgruntled Lloyds TSB customer who changed his phone and Web banking password to 'Lloyds is Pants', only for a member of staff at the high street bank ...

27 Aug 2008
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Space station laptops get infected

NASA are busily downplaying news that laptops aboard the International Space Station were infected with a worm which steals user details for online games. It's not clear how the infection occurred but...

27 Aug 2008
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The world of fake spyware and bogus virus scanners

Just read a fascinating article which examines in some detail how a particularly sneaky bit of malware can fool the unwary Windows user into parting with their credit card details. The malware poses a...

26 Aug 2008
Uri Rivner

First Man on Mars - a 13 years old?

NASA, The European Space Agency, the Russian and Chinese space programs all set the period of 2030-2040 as the likely target for a manned space mission to Mars. There's a healthy competition going on....

26 Aug 2008
Online Banking
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Lets have a 'Hackers Olympics' and bring them into the fold.

I can imagine that the folks who have their products defeated by hackers and researchers aren't too happy having their problems aired, however it just doesn't make any sense to me to become protagonis...

23 Aug 2008
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The next security target is not a bank

Most Australian banks have successfully rolled out two-factor authentication, which means the security spotlight is starting to shift to the weaker links in our online economy. Whether its retailers ...

21 Aug 2008
Trends in Financial Services
Paul Penrose

Chip and PIN fraud kit for sale online

UK computing title The Register says it has alerted Apacs to an underground forum post spotted by Net security firm PrevX that suggests expertise on defeating anti-tampering protection on older Chip ...

14 Aug 2008
Paul Penrose

Chip and PIN security screen smashed?

The police raid in Brimingham opens a worrying new front for the banking community in the fight against organised card crime. The introduction of Chip & PIN has been a big suceess in stamping out ...

13 Aug 2008
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Irish cards blocked after data theft

Well, the intention is good but these card numbers need not necessarily have to be stolen to be used. The luhn-digit algorithm check is easy enough to use to be able to come up with valid card numbers...

08 Aug 2008
Transaction Fraud Systems and Analysis
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It's not the technology, we're dropping the security ball

The charging of the individuals involved with the US retail ID theft is great news for business. However, it is also bad news. Why? Because, this basic problem should not have happened. It is irreleva...

07 Aug 2008
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Kaminsky reveals the facts behind the DNS gaping hole

Dan Kaminsky finally went public yesterday on the DNS flaw at his presentation at Black Hat and shed light on what was the largest synchronized security update in the history of the Internet. He has ...

07 Aug 2008