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Keith Appleyard

Citi demonstrates lack of good Security practice - ditto BBC

As reported, this greatly surprises me - apparently placing the Credit Card number within the URL, and thus by changing the URL exposes other Credit Card details within having to go through the Access...

16 Jun 2011
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Retired Member

There's no security like no security.

I have been known to mention it. Now it seems pretty hard to refute. Even the CIA can't keep their website up. After Congress, hacktavists have embarrassed the public face of the CIA. See the SMH for ...

16 Jun 2011
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Robert Siciliano

Get Digitally Secure before it is Mandatory

For the past decade, much of banking has taken place online, after hundreds of years of traditional banking. Banks have streamlined their processes, but must also cope with fraud. With banks absorbing...

13 Jun 2011
Retired Member

CyberHactivism shows no prejudice.

Favourite quote of the week from the internet "LulzSec is running around pummelling some of the world’s most powerful organisations into the ground… for laughs! For lulz! For shits and giggles! S...

11 Jun 2011
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Retired Member

Regulation Puts the Cloud Back into Focus

As more businesses move to "the cloud," one sector has generally remained a hold-out – banks. Financial institutions have been slow to rely on third-party cloud services, mainly due to perce...

07 Jun 2011
Retired Member

Are you prepared for World IVP6 day?

As I ask the question I can hear the thud of exasperation from overworked network administrators. Surely not another awareness day or preparatory day for the masses; haven’t network administrat

07 Jun 2011
Information Security
Retired Member

Your dingle dongle is impotent.

Recent events have really let the cat out of the bag with all sorts of unknown actors likely to have access to your secure....ha hermm....token. Not just the usual types. Oils aint oils, when it comes...

07 Jun 2011
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Hackers say unencrypted data is there for the asking

So, Sony got hacked. Again. According to Lulzsec, the collective who hacked internal Sony networks and websites, they compromised over 1 million accounts, including admin details and passwords, along ...

06 Jun 2011
Retired Member

Why US travellers' EMV cards may not work in Europe

Specifications for all sorts of things have multiple options on how they are implemented, and the EMV standard used in the world of payments cards is no exception. There are several options on how you...

06 Jun 2011
Robert Siciliano

Virus Hijacks Online Banking Session

Online banking is great. I highly recommend it. But if you aren’t careful to keep your computer secure, getting hacked can turn your online banking session into a nightmare. OddJob Trojan is the lates...

05 Jun 2011
Robert Siciliano

Card Not Present Fraud Burdens eTailers

More than 90% of online purchases are made with cards, whether they are credit, debit, or gift cards. A virtual payment that takes place online or over the phone, without physical inspection of the ca...

02 Jun 2011
Uri Rivner

Did you pack yourself?

In my last year's summer post about travel deals I talked a bit about fraud in the “last minute” type of travel. But when you take a step back you discover quite a lot of fraud in the general airline...

31 May 2011
Innovation in Financial Services